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Item Description Begley, Bryan W. en_US Spielmann, Heinz en_US Vieth, Gary R. en_US 2010-07-08T02:08:11Z 2010-07-08T02:08:11Z 1981-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Begley BW, Spielmann H, Vieth GR. 1981. Poi consumption: consumption of a traditional staple in the contemporary era, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii. 15 p. (Departmental Papers; DP-54) en_US
dc.description.abstract A questionnaire explored poi usage, frequency of purchase, and purchasers' buying behavior. The report discussed relationships between socioeconomic variables and consumption patterns. Ethnic Hawaiians were likely to be the most frequent consumers of poi. The authors stated that in 1828 poi was a staple for perhaps 95 percent of the population of Hawaii, and it was still an important food 100 years after that, but at the time of writing it was regularly consumed by only 5 percent or less of the population. The authors speculated that unless changes were made in its form, packaging, and promotion, a package of poi "could become an anachronism." Their prediction that "if poi is to have a profitable and lasting future then the flavor of the bulk of poi must change" had not been borne out in the several decades following the report's publication. en_US
dc.format.extent 15 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Departmental Papers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 54 en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.subject consumer surveys en_US
dc.subject consumer preferences en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.title Poi Consumption: Consumption of a Traditional Staple in the Contemporary Era, in Honolulu, Hawaii en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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