Kūmara, is the focus of some interesting research
6 June 2023
One of our favourite New Zealand grown vegetables – kūmara, is the focus of some interesting research at Auckland University looking the potential benefits for gut health (which in turn supports immunity) in babies.
Kūmara has plenty of naturally occurring prebiotics and dietary fibre so makes a great first food option for bubs.
“It’s a New Zealand food, it’s taonga and it’s, I think, a very under-rated food – it’s got all sorts of fantastic properties," University of Auckland researcher Professor Clare Wall says of kūmara.