9. Steffie's Pikopiko Ground Powder 10g - Certified Food Grade

9. Steffie's Pikopiko Ground Powder 10g - Certified Food Grade

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Add pikopiko to food for spice - it adds a lovely subtle flavour to omelettes and scrambled eggs. Try sprinkled over salads..

Pikopiko ferns are a Māori symbol for unity and the two intertwined pikopiko represent the bond between two entities and appear in art and jewelry.

Also known as 'bush asparagus', the pikopiko shoots taste like green beans or asparagus, growing in damp, shady areas. The pale green fronds are often dotted with brown speckles and are most tender when their heads are tightly coiled. Once the leaves unfurl, the plant is inedible.

Pikopiko can be peeled and washed to remove the bitterness, then steamed, boiled, stir-fried, chopped and added to bread dough, blended with oil and nuts to make a spread or simply used as an attractive and delicious garnish. It can be dehydrated whole and later reconstituted in water or, once dried, ground to a powder and mixed to a paste with liquid, then used to add colour and flavour to dishes

Wild plant collectors should use caution when seeking out pikopiko. The risks associated with eating incorrectly identified ferns from New Zealand's bush are not worth the reward of any tasty, wild snack.

 

 


 

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