Thursday, July 16, 2015


Wī In ancient Hawai‘i, most were farmers, a few were fishermen. Food shortages and famines result from a variety of events: natural disasters, drought, or even the unrelated consequence of political or economic policy. According to Hawaiian traditions, the ʻuala (sweet potato) was not only a primary staple food, it was also a food to deal with famine; another important staple, as well as famine food, is ʻulu (breadfruit.) Other crop plants that also served as famine food was: maiʻa (banana,) kō (sugarcane,) ki (ti,) noni (Indian Mulberry) and others.

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