The Hawaiian Food PyramidBy:Jasmine
Now we are working on the Hawaiian Food Pyramid. It's not that hard to make one.
Let's introduce the bread group. In the bread group goes poi. Poi is made out of the taro root. All you have to do is get a taro's root, wash the root, get an opihi shell, peel off the skin of the taro root, wash the root, pound the root and there you have it. Your homemade poi.
Now we will go into the fruit group. In the fruit group we will put the banana. The Hawaiian word for banana is mai'a (My-Ah). Another Hawaiian fruit is the coconut. The Hawaiian name for coconut pudding is haupia. (How-Pee-Ah)
In the vegetable group is the luau (Loo-Ah-Ooh) leaf. The luau leaf comes from the Ti (tee) Leaf plant. Seaweed also goes in the Hawaiian Food Pyramid. This Hawaiian name is Li'mu (Lee-Moo)
In the dairy group we will put
Let's go to the meat group now. In the meat group we will have fish (raw fish) , coconut meat, stew luau and pig. The pig is really called kalua pig.
In the sweet, oils and fats group is Hawaiian salt and the Hawaiian shaved ice. The Hawaiian shaved ice is a special kind of ice because it has a different taste. It does not taste like cold water that turns into ice when it freezes. It tastes on'o. (Oh-no). The meaning of on'o is delicious.