Taro root, which is the thick, tuber stalk of the taro plant is an extremely important part of diets in Cook islands. The color is purple, gray or white.
Poke is a traditional pudding made from fruit and coconut milk. Banana or pawpaw(papaya) is commonly baked with cassava starch and coconut milk. Fruit is frequently substituted for another ingredients such as pineapple.
No Cook meal is complete without the plenty of fruits. Paw paw (papaya), raparapa (star fruit) and Banana are popular.