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Hawaiian Culture Video: The Tradition of Poi Making
Hawaiian Culture Video: The Tradition of Poi Making
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Where | WhereTraveler.com
How An Ancient Hawaiian Food Still Makes It To The Plate — Dining on a Dime
How An Ancient Hawaiian Food Still Makes It To The Plate — Dining on a Dime
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Eater
Americans Try Hawaii Food For The First Time
Americans Try Hawaii Food For The First Time
Published: 2014/08/16
Channel: Boldly
How To: Make Hawaiian Poi
How To: Make Hawaiian Poi
Published: 2015/07/20
Channel: TheCoconetTV
How to Eat Traditional Hawaiian Food in Honolulu (in HD)
How to Eat Traditional Hawaiian Food in Honolulu (in HD)
Published: 2012/04/19
Channel: Mark Wiens
How to Make Hawaiian Poi with Reppun Farms Hawaiian Kalo
How to Make Hawaiian Poi with Reppun Farms Hawaiian Kalo
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Menehunes
Poi
Poi
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Hawaiian Skies
Mixing my poi - Luau dish #3
Mixing my poi - Luau dish #3
Published: 2011/09/08
Channel: CookingAndCrafting
cooking up some poi
cooking up some poi
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: playpoi
Poi 2014
Poi 2014
Published: 2014/01/21
Channel: JoveeKovee
Poi Mochi ~ Fried
Poi Mochi ~ Fried
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: CookingAndCrafting
Welcome To The Traditional Recipe For Poi
Welcome To The Traditional Recipe For Poi
Published: 2011/06/17
Channel: Mana Ai Daniel Anthony
So Ono, So Delicious Cooking Show: Poi Balls
So Ono, So Delicious Cooking Show: Poi Balls
Published: 2012/11/28
Channel: kybc808
Waipi
Waipi'o Valley Poi
Published: 2009/09/09
Channel: Big Island Television, Hawaii
Poi Malasadas From Kamehameha Bakery Are Doughnuts Taken To A New Level — Deconstructed
Poi Malasadas From Kamehameha Bakery Are Doughnuts Taken To A New Level — Deconstructed
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: Eater
How to make poi at home using a food processor
How to make poi at home using a food processor
Published: 2010/09/29
Channel: Olin Lagon
How-to make poi ...traditional Hawaiian food
How-to make poi ...traditional Hawaiian food
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Iver Marjerison
Food for thought - Poi
Food for thought - Poi
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: Konnected
Crabs & Hawaiian Food 🌺 Laulau, Poi Mukbang + Story Time
Crabs & Hawaiian Food 🌺 Laulau, Poi Mukbang + Story Time
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: Sunny Sharde
Remy Eats Poi (Food Oddities - www.foododdities.com)
Remy Eats Poi (Food Oddities - www.foododdities.com)
Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: FoodOddities
Eating poi in Hawaii
Eating poi in Hawaii
Published: 2009/09/09
Channel: Aaron Ledet
The BEST Baby Food | Superfood Poi
The BEST Baby Food | Superfood Poi
Published: 2014/04/22
Channel: mom's a mess
What is...Poi?
What is...Poi?
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: livelife365
Making
Making 'ulu poi with 'Anakala Isaiah Kealoha
Published: 2012/01/08
Channel: HIHomegrown
FERMENTED FOODS RECIPES   HOW TO HAWAIIAN FOOD (POI)
FERMENTED FOODS RECIPES HOW TO HAWAIIAN FOOD (POI)
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Kula Foods
The Real Story of Hawaiian Poi with Daniel Anthony of Mana Ai
The Real Story of Hawaiian Poi with Daniel Anthony of Mana Ai
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: HabilitatHawaii
Jacen Spinning poi @ food for folks 2017
Jacen Spinning poi @ food for folks 2017
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: john cox
SamoaFood.com How to make Poi - Samoan banana pudding
SamoaFood.com How to make Poi - Samoan banana pudding
Published: 2011/04/17
Channel: PanipoposKitchen
Fish and Poi
Fish and Poi
Published: 2007/09/25
Channel: mainlandkid
Authentic Odia Poi Macha Munda Chechada | Bou Rosei#10 | Malabar Spinach and Rohu Fish Head Curry
Authentic Odia Poi Macha Munda Chechada | Bou Rosei#10 | Malabar Spinach and Rohu Fish Head Curry
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: SmrutiPandab
POI - Bandit Camp / Trading Fort / Food Mart (7 Days to Die: Alpha 14) - GSBS
POI - Bandit Camp / Trading Fort / Food Mart (7 Days to Die: Alpha 14) - GSBS
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Gaming Step By Step
How To Prepare Frozen Poi The Easy Way - No Microwave
How To Prepare Frozen Poi The Easy Way - No Microwave
Published: 2016/03/27
Channel: Frank Abraham
Hawaiian Food in Philadelphia Poi Dog Review
Hawaiian Food in Philadelphia Poi Dog Review
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: The Faustian Man
Poi Making Hawaiian Style
Poi Making Hawaiian Style
Published: 2014/08/29
Channel: Berit Gatoloai
Pounding Poi in 4K
Pounding Poi in 4K
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: laul344
Poi Smoothie
Poi Smoothie
Published: 2015/12/09
Channel: Noni's Organics
Making Poi
Making Poi
Published: 2009/06/25
Channel: onehappyending
Vedi NAPOLI e poi MANGI • Post-Montelago Pt.2 [VLOG ESTATE 2016]
Vedi NAPOLI e poi MANGI • Post-Montelago Pt.2 [VLOG ESTATE 2016]
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: HumanSafari
Myla
Myla's first solid food, poi
Published: 2010/02/10
Channel: lindafifco
Poi Pounding Feature on BITV
Poi Pounding Feature on BITV
Published: 2011/02/04
Channel: Big Island Television, Hawaii
Oriya Poi Ghanta | Mixed Vegetables & fish With Chinese Spinach | Pui Shak Macher Matha Diye
Oriya Poi Ghanta | Mixed Vegetables & fish With Chinese Spinach | Pui Shak Macher Matha Diye
Published: 2014/05/29
Channel: ## SpiceNup ##
World of Warships - A Brief History of Poi
World of Warships - A Brief History of Poi
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: NoZoupForYou
How to make poi using a mixer (super easy, super yummy)
How to make poi using a mixer (super easy, super yummy)
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Olin Lagon
POI SHOP
POI SHOP
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: melbo975
Sebastián Di Poi on an ideal food system at Concordia
Sebastián Di Poi on an ideal food system at Concordia
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: Concordia Food Groups
How to make poi with a corn grinder
How to make poi with a corn grinder
Published: 2011/06/14
Channel: JoveeKovee
Maui County Fair - Kamehameha School Maui - Poi Mochi
Maui County Fair - Kamehameha School Maui - Poi Mochi
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Hawaii News Now
POI - Shamway Foods (7 Days to Die: Alpha 14) - GSBS
POI - Shamway Foods (7 Days to Die: Alpha 14) - GSBS
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: Gaming Step By Step
Poi Pounding
Poi Pounding
Published: 2011/11/08
Channel: Andrea Dean
Making Poi at home in Hawaii
Making Poi at home in Hawaii
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Keiki Fun Time
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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A bowl of poi showing a typical consistency

Poi is a Hawaiian word for the primary Polynesian staple food made from the underground plant stem or corm of the taro plant (known in Hawaiian as kalo). It is a traditional part of Native Hawaiian cuisine.

Poi is produced by mashing the cooked corm (baked or steamed) until it is a highly viscous fluid. Water is added during mashing and again just before eating to achieve the desired consistency, which can range from liquid to dough-like. As such, poi can be known as "one-finger," "two-finger," or "three-finger" poi depending on the consistency, alluding to how many fingers are required to scoop it up in order to eat it. Poi can be eaten immediately when fresh and sweet, or left a bit longer to ferment.

Poi made from taro should not be confused with

History and culture[edit]

Hawaiian men pounding poi, c. 1890
Making poi in a traditional way

Taro, a root vegetable and the primary poi ingredient, was highly regarded by Hawaiians, who believed that the taro plant, or kalo, was the original ancestor of the Hawaiian people. Poi was considered such an important and sacred aspect of daily Hawaiian life that it was believed that the spirit of Hāloa, the legendary ancestor of the Hawaiian people, was present when a bowl of poi was uncovered for consumption at the family dinner table. Accordingly, all conflict among family members was required to come to an immediate halt.[1]

Although many of the world's people consume taro, only Hawaiians make poi. Hawaiians traditionally cook the starchy, potato-like heart of the taro root for hours in an underground oven called an imu. An imu is also used to cook other types of food such as pork, carrots and sweet potatoes.[2]

In recent years, taro-production shortages (resulting from pests and labor shortages) have resulted in higher prices for poi in Hawaiʻi. At the same time, innovations in poi production have resulted in poi that stays fresh longer and tastes sweeter. However, such products generally sell at a premium price and require refrigeration.

Food[edit]

Poi has a paste-like texture and a delicate flavor, with a pale purple color that derives from that of the taro corm. The flavor changes distinctly once the poi has been made. Fresh poi is sweet and edible all by itself. Each day thereafter the poi loses sweetness and turns slightly sour, due to a natural fermentation that involves lactobacillus, yeast, and Geotrichum.[3] Therefore, some people find poi more palatable if it is mixed with milk and/or sugar. The speed of this fermentation process depends upon the bacteria level in the poi.[4] To slow the souring process, poi can be stored in a cool, dark location. Commercial poi stored in a refrigerator can be squeezed out of the bag into a bowl, and a thin layer of water drizzled over the top to keep a crust from forming.

Sour poi is still edible, and is usually served with salted fish or lomi salmon on the side. Sourness is prevented by freezing or dehydrating, although the resulting poi tends to be bland in comparison to the fresh product. Sour poi is also used as a cooking ingredient, usually in breads and rolls. It has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Special dietary and medical uses[edit]

Taro is low in fat, high in vitamin A, and abounds in complex carbohydrates.[5]

Poi has been used as a milk substitute or baby food for babies.[6] It contains no gluten, and as such is safe for ingestion by people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GRAIN | Seedling | 2006 | Haloa
  2. ^ "What Is Poi Anyway?", Retrieved on November 13, 2012.
  3. ^ McGee, Harold. On Food and Cooking. Scriber, 2004. ISBN 978-0684800011, pg. 295
  4. ^ Brown, AC; Valiere, A. "The medicinal uses of poi". Nutr Clin Care. 7: 69–74. PMC 1482315Freely accessible. PMID 15481740. 
  5. ^ "Powered By Poi" Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Vol.11 No.4 (July 2007)
  6. ^ a b Brown, AC; Valiere, A. "The medicinal uses of poi". Nutr Clin Care. 7: 69–74. PMC 1482315Freely accessible. PMID 15481740. 

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