From Field to Plate

Harvesting a New Versatility

Delta Kumara

Someone, a long time ago, discovered that there are few things nicer in winter than a lamb roast with kumara. So it was that kumara quickly became an important part of the traditional kiwi roast lamb dinner – right up there with potatoes, peas and mint sauce.

Today, with New Zealanders developing an ever more cosmopolitan palate colliding with our growing passion for developing dishes with NZ ingredients and flavours, new uses for kumara are being vigorously explored – particularly by those in the restaurant industry.

New ways of thinking about kumara as a food are emerging and its popularity continues to increase as its health benefits become better known. Many more exciting ways in which kumara can be used are being created. To see great new ways you can use kumara, search our recipes database. If you have a recipe we don’t have, go to our Share a Recipe page. To find out more about the remarkable health benefits of kumara, visit: The Taste of Good Health page.