Kūmara are available all year round.
Store in a cool dark place, unless cut and then refrigerate. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Kūmara has been grown and eaten in New Zealand since the Māori first arrived. In about the 10th century Kupe brought the kūmara here from Hawaiki. This variety was a bush with tubers much smaller than the kūmara we know today. Later the bigger sweet potato was introduced which came to be known as the kūmara too.
1 gold kumara = 150 g
|Average Quantity per serving||% Daily Intake per serve||Average Quantity per 100 g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.3||0%||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||0.08||0%||0.05|
|Available carbohydrate (g)||38.6||12%||25.7|
|- sugars (g)||14.4||16%||9.6|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||2.9||10%||1.9|
|Folate (µg)||72||36% RDI*||48|
|Riboflavin (mg)||0.45||26% RDI*||0|
|Vitamin A Equiv. (µg)||201||27% RDI*||134|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.63||39% RDI*||0|
|Niacin (mg)||1.2||12% RDI*||0.8|
|Thiamin (mg)||0.11||10% RDI*||0.07|
|Copper (mg)||0.3||10% ESADDI**||0.2|
|Magnesium (mg)||45||14% RDI*||30|
Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)
**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 10th Edition, Plant & Food Research – 2014