Kauai’s ‘ulu needs an outlet.
We could go on and on about the amazing ‘ulu. This nutritious, sustainable tree starch can be eaten green, ripe, boiled, baked, fried and as a flour. It is dense in micronutrients, has a wonderful macronutrient profile and its glycemic load is well below other comparable starches like white rice or potatoes. Check out this article to see what breadfruit has to offer nutritionally.
But if breadfruit is great for you, then WHY isn’t it in stores? Why can’t I go into a local grocery store and buy a fresh ‘ulu? Why aren’t more restaurants serving breadfruit or foods made with breadfruit flour? Why can’t I find a place on Kauai where I can buy ‘ulu chips or noodles made from breadfruit?
The truth is, Kauai’s breadfruit needs more people and organizations to advocate for it.
We want to be an organization that helps breadfruit thrive.
Help us grow an army of people who help farm, harvest, process and sell breadfruit.
The MonkeyPod will create an ‘ulu cooperative where farmers can find a reliable outlet for their breadfruit crop and community members and businesses can find a reliable supplier for breadfruit product.
Contact us to find out more about Kauai’s ‘ulu cooperative.
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