Maui Loves ʻUala (Sweet Potato)

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Article, Featured | No Comments

The only Polynesian introduction that traces its origins to South America, sweet potato has long been a Polynesian staple. This member of the morning glory family, Ipomoea batatas, adapts easily to its environment, and thrives in Hawai‘i. Farmers in ancient Hawai‘i may have cultivated as many as 200 varieties. While sweet potatoes are starchy and […]