Hawaii Food Map: FOOD


Tatsoi is an Asian green belonging to the brassica family (broccoli, kale, Brussel Sprouts, collards). It is often found in farmers' markets and green grocers, just harvested in hand-sized bouquets0 [ read more ]


The tea we brew, whether in bags or loose leaf, is actually the cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Originating in East Asia, it can be grown in0 [ read more ]


Thyme is an herb known for its culinary and medicinal uses. Individual branches of the plant, sprigs, are harvested from the plant. Fresh sprigs are what you'll find fresh at0 [ read more ]


Tomatoes are the fruit of a vine plant that is often grown as a vegetable. Tomatoes cultivation has spread to all parts of the world and as a result, a0 [ read more ]


Turmeric used in cooking is the root of the curcuma longa plant and part of the ginger family. The roots are smaller than ginger, light brown skinned with brilliant orange0 [ read more ]


Vanilla is second only to saffron as the costliest spice. This is due to the labor intensity of growing and pollinating these plants. What is used in cooking is the0 [ read more ]


Watercress is one of the first leafy green vegetables to find its way into the human diet. It's nutritional value is cited in ancient texts in both Europe and Asia.0 [ read more ]


Watermelon is the fruit of vine plant that is a member of the gourd family (it is not part of the melon family). Though watermelons are thought to be green0 [ read more ]

Winged Bean (Asparagus Pea, Tua Pu, Sigarillas, Goa Pea, Urizun, Shikaku-mame, )

Not only is it delicious and versatile, the winged bean also has the potential to be a key nutritional food because practically all of the plant is edible. Officially a0 [ read more ]

Yuzu (Yuja, Youzi)

Yuzu is the fruit of a citrus plant originating in East Asia. It grows as a small shrub or tree. The fruit is small and round, its peel is green0 [ read more ]