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History of Taro & Poi

Poi, the staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, is made from Taro, an ancient root crop grown
throughout the Tropics for its edible corms and leaves. Early Hawaiians not only used the Taro
plant for food, but also utilized the various parts for medicinal purposes, treating ailments ranging
from insect bites and fevers to heart problems and stomach disorders. Poi was made by mashing
cooked, peeled Taro corms with a stone pestle, or poi pounder. Water was added until the poi was
smooth and sticky. The poi was then allowed to age and ferment, acquiring a sour tang. The term
one, two and three finger poi refers to the consistency: the thicker the poi, the fewer fingers needed
to eat it. Today, poi is made by manufacturers using modern production methods. It is processed at
night, so that fresh poi can be brought to the markets in the early morning.
 

Nutritional Aspects of Poi

Poi was not only the staple carbohydrate in the diet of the early Hawaiians, but also served as an
excellent source of vitamin B, calcium and phosphorus. Because of its small starch grains, poi is
an easily-digested carbohydrate—an excellent choice for infants, the elderly and those who must
chose their diets carefully.  In addition, poi has been found to be practically non-allergenic. Those
allergic to milk or grains such as wheat and rice can often enjoy poi with no adverse reaction.
 

Shipping Poi

We use US Mail EXPRESS MAIL for shipping, and it takes 2-3 days for delivery to most states.

We ship every Monday, since this is the day our poi is made.

So,  PLEASE provide us with sufficient advance notice to fill your order...

There is no overnight service from Hawaii to the Mainland.
 

Least Expensive

Our Fresh Maui Poi is the least-expensive poi available on the Internet.
We will NEVER sell inferior products such as frozen or dried poi.
Our high-quality Maui Poi is always shipped same-day fresh!


 



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