Urenika (Taewa)

Urenika (Taewa)

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Urenika is a variety of Taewa, a taonga or treasure to New Zealand. They are not readily available in supermarkets, so finding Taewa is very lucky!

Yam like. Very floury ideal for baking, roasting & wedges. Deep purple skin and flesh. 

Compared to the modern potato, Urenika has been shown to have 10 times the amount of antioxidants that protect the bodies cells from damage, reduce the risk of cancer and slow the effects of ageing.

They are rich in essential amino acids, minerals and phytochemicals. The skins have higher protein, fat, minerals and phytochemicals.

These beauties have significant nutritional advantages to the modern potato. 

Find out more about Taewa here --> 
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/food-news/300348064/they-might-look-like-small-purple-potatoes-but-taewa-are-so-much-more