Story: Māori foods – kai Māori

Horopito oil

Horopito oil

This rich-tasting avocado oil has been infused with the dried and crushed leaves of horopito, sometimes called the New Zealand pepper tree. The result is a spicy cooking or salad oil with a unique flavour. Horopito is traditionally prized by Māori for a range of healing properties. 

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Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, 'Māori foods – kai Māori - Modern cuisine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Charles Royal and Jenny Kaka-Scott, published 5 Sep 2013