Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics



Aruhe or fern root, the rhizome of the bracken fern (Pteridium esculentum), was dug up, processed and preserved by Māori. It was an important source of carbohydrate.

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Adapting to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008