The perfect accompaniment to dinner or just as a meal for lunch, check out this delicious kumara and apricot mash from nutritionist Chloe Moir.
Sweet fact: naturally sweet and high in fibre, kumara are high in vitamins C and E, and potassium.
APRICOT AND KUMARA MASH
Sweet fact: Just one cup of kumara contains over 50% of your vitamin C required intake for the day which a delicious way to boost immunity and wound healing. Perfect kai to keep the family healthy through the winter.
Ingredients 1 medium kumara 1/4 cup dried apricots
Sweet fact: As a natural source of insoluble fibre, kumara is great for feeding all the good bacteria in your gut, not to mention keeping everyone regular.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C. Prick each kumara with a fork, and then wrap it in tinfoil. Bake it in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until soft. Leave to cool.
- Scoop the kumara flesh out and place in a blender or food processor with the dried apricots. Blend until smooth. Serve in the kumara skin.
Sweet fact: Orange-fleshed kumara is especially high in cancer-fighting beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A (and just one medium kumara will provide 100% of your required daily intake!).