🌱 taro root patch;
now my favorite root,
most locals love their poi made from taro, but i enjoy cooking it in little pancake looking chunks with some cajun spices!
wakea (the sky🌬father), and the beautiful goddess hoʻohokukalani (the heavenly one who made the stars☄) wished to have a child. their first attempt, however, resulted in a still birth. the body of the stillborn child was buried near their home. from this buried child grew a taro plant🌱; the plant was named haloanaka (long stock trembling). the couple’s second attempt at a child resulted in a human boy which the gods named haloa. from haloa, the hawaiian race of people descended. according to this legend hawaiians are literally related to taro, which explains the importance of taro in hawaiian culture.🦋 taro root's benefits come from its rich source of nutrients, which include magnesium, iron, fiber, potassium, manganese, zinc, copper and phosphorus. it contains good amounts of antioxidants, as well as vitamins a, b6, c and e. #christinahope#knowledge