What food do Maori probably eat?
Maori people live in a modern culture with access to a wide range of resources, as in most "first world" countries. They therefore eat what they choose, according to their individual needs, budget, and preference, whether the food is purchased, raised, hunted or gathered.
Traditional Maori foods are still very important to Maori,
especially wild foods.
Maori greatly enjoy fish and seafood such as shellfish. Eels are a much loved traditional staple.
Traditional vegetables such as Kumara, water cress and puha.
Traditionally eaten birds that are not now protected species such as weka and titi (muttonbirds).
Wild introduced animals such as wild pigs, wild deer and wild ducks,
Pre European days, maori were not familiar with money. They hunted for their food, grew their own crops and lived off what the land had to offer in terms of food sources. Europeans then came to nz and that's when monetary value was put on items such as land, food, and other items. In early times maori traded goods in lieu of money.