Ulu

Ulu (breadfruit) is one of the staple crops brought to Hawai`i via canoe by the earliest Polynesian settlers.  

A local myth tells of the God Kū, who sacrificed himself during a period of famine, and in his place grew an ulu tree.  Ulu trees can grow upwards of 60 feet high, and more than 40 feet across, yielding a bounty of fruit to feed many. 

For this dish, ‘ulu is sautéed and served with ‘inamona (roasted kukui nuts) and a charred jalapeño -avocado purée.  


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