Category: Haole Koa

Haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala)

Haole Koa is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. It is an aggressive colonizer and nearly everyone living in Hawaiʻi has Haole Koa growing nearby, as well as many people living in tropical and subtropical locations around the globe. Leucaena leucocephala is its scientific name, and it is also known as …

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How to Haole Koa Flower Buds

INTRODUCTION Watch THIS VIDEO for a visual tutorial on harvesting and water soaking haole koa flower buds. STEP 1 Harvest unopened flower buds. There should be no small white flowers opening, or that look like they will open. STEP 2 Rinse them. STEP 3 Put into a bowl or container of some kind with water. STEP 4 …

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Green Pod Salad

INTRODUCTION Such a fantastic use of the flexible green pods of haole koa, the ones which don’t form large green seeds! This recipe inspiration comes from Food Foodz –> watch here. You can of course cut the pods into different shapes, but the fine julienne at an angle has a great mouth feel and texture. INGREDIENTS …

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How to Process Flexible Green Pods

INTRODUCTION Learn all the tips and tricks by watching this video on harvesting and water soaking haole koa green pods. INGREDIENTS flexible green haole koa pods with small seeds water STEP 1 Harvest the thin, flexible pods of haole koa that have small seeds inside. STEP 2 Rinse them. STEP 3 Take a scissors and cut off …

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Haole Koa Bud Pickles

INTRODUCTION Alert, this is super high impact eating! Every single unopened flower bud of haole koa harvested prevents multiple pods, which each hold multiple seeds, from forming. These are absolutely delicious and with a fun texture. Their dill pickle flavor can be incorporated into all kinds of things. If you’re trying to avoid sugar in …

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