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Diary — Perennial pūhā

Perennial pūhā

Perennial pūhā

Jul 05, 2022

Pūhā, originally describing Sonchus kirkii, has evolved to encompass introduced edible sow thistle species. The latter is perennially prolific throughout my garden and a regular addition to leafy green harvests.

Pūhā is very high in vitamin A from beta-carotene. It is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and a source of folate, niacin, vitamin B6 and contains potassium at levels of dietary significance. As well as beta-carotene, other phytonutrients found in pūhā are phenolic compounds.


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