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Pūhā, Nga Tapuwae College market, 1980

Pūhā, Nga Tapuwae College market, 1980

Pūhā is one of the few indigenous New Zealand plants considered a vegetable. A popular, long-standing dish in Māori communities is a boil-up of pork bones and pūhā served with potatoes. Here, Rose Dutt (left) and Tai Mahi are selling pūhā (the leafy vegetable in the bowl) and cabbage at a Nga Tapuwae College market in Auckland in 1980.

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David Burton, 'Food - Vegetables', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by David Burton, published 5 Sep 2013