Pūhā grows all year round but not often available commercially.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Pūhā or Rauriki is a green vegetable native to New Zealand. It was one of the staple green vegetables of the Māori people and is still eaten today.
- Pūhā can be found growing wild
- The 'smooth' leaved pūhā is the most popular, however, the slightly bitter and 'prickly' leaved pūhā is also eaten
- Whilst it is not grown commercially it is occasionally available for sale and there is certainly demand for it in some areas
- Pūhā is part of the daisy family, along with lettuce, dandelion and oyster plant
- Pūhā grows all year and is tolerant to dry, windy conditions
- Pūhā is fast growing with daisy-like flowers
Pūhā is a good source of vitamin K and a source of folate, niacin (vitamin B3) and vitamin A.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.