Hawaii Food Map: FOOD

Kohlrabi grown by Pit Farm


  Kohlrabi shares its origins with cabbage, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts - all are of the same species as the wild cabbage plant (Brassica oleracea).  Its name is Austrian, a0 [ read more ]


Komatsuna is a leafy green vegetable related to the common turnip. It has blue-green leaves, light green stalks, growing upright in a bunches like choys only taller than most choys.0 [ read more ]


Though leeks are in the same family as onions and garlic, they are known for their mild and sweet flavor.  The glossy long white stem looking part that we love0 [ read more ]


Lemons are such a part of our lives - we eat it, drink it, cure our colds with it, care for our skin with it, clean with it, freshen the0 [ read more ]

Lemongrass (krai, lapine)

Lemongrass is a clumping, tall stemmed, perennial grass whose stalks hold an aromatic, delicate lemony flavor.  It is used widely and deeply in Thai, Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian cuisine. The0 [ read more ]


There are hundreds of different kinds of lettuces growing wild and being cultivated all over the world.   Of the ones being cultivated for food, there are seven official groups0 [ read more ]


A round citrus fruit with a leathery skin yellow to green in color, segmented like a lemon or orange, aromatic and acidic in flavor.  They grow on thorny bushes.  Varieties0 [ read more ]

Limu and Ogo

At one time there were over 70 varieties of seaweed and fresh water algae being careful foraged and eaten in Hawaii. They were eaten raw, added to dishes and cooked,0 [ read more ]

Long Bean (Yardlong Bean, Chinese Long Bean, Long-podded Cowpea)

Long Beans are a legume, grown for its long, crisp and tender entirely edible pod.  It's part of the cowpea family and has its origins in China and South Asia0 [ read more ]

Long Squash (Opo squash, Gwa, Bau, Lauki)

Long Squash as it is known in Hawaii, came to the islands via the veggie and market gardens of Chinese and Filipino plantation workers. It an elongated (found in the0 [ read more ]