WHAT’S IN MANAAKI?

NZ Life & Leisure - - Taste -

Kamokamo: A green­ish-yel­low squash or mar­row-like veg­etable, which was a tra­di­tional Māori sta­ple. Some­times known as kumi kumi, it can be cooked many ways. Horo­pito: A pep­pery green and rust­coloured leaf con­tain­ing poly­go­dial. Māori have long used it for medic­i­nal pur­poses, in­clud­ing treat­ing fun­gal skin in­fec­tions, stom­ach aches and di­ar­rhoea, and as a painkiller. Kawakawa: A ver­sa­tile and im­por­tant heal­ing herb, kawakawa is used to treat cuts and bruises, toothache, stom­ach and rheumatic pain, as well as be­ing an anti-in­flam­ma­tory and an­timi­cro­bial. taste­m­anaaki.com

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