Diary — 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.