Breadfruit can be roasted, baked or broiled. However, I prefer it roasted. When roasted, it taste like a moist piece of bread -- somewhat sticky. If you slice and fry after roasting, this also taste great.
The breadfruit tastes like potatoes and is baked like bread.
One of the more important foods of the people of the Pacific Islands is the breadfruit. The tree grows to about 40 to 60 feet tall and has large, shiny leaves. The male flower is rather like a small banana and the female flower grows into a round fruit which has a rough rind and a soft pulpy inside. It is usually baked when eaten but it may also be ground up, like flour, after it has been sliced and put out to dry. The inside bark of the tree is sometimes used for making cloth and the wood can be used for making furniture or even canoes.
In the 18th century breadfruit was introduced to the New World, and nowadays is grown in the West Indies and in tropical America.
The methods of preparing it have been recorded by explorers over the ages. According to one account, the pods of the plant are broken, moistened and left to ferment. Later the softened beans are made into cakes, mixed with snail's lime and powdered, to produce the snuff. When inhaled, this is said to induce a state like drunkenness, followed by wild excitement and hallucinations.
The fruit, actually a mass of small fruits, is round, green, and 4 to 6 inches in diameter.
When the fruit is pared and the starchy inside material cooked, it tastes something like a potato. The tree grows 60 feet tall and has large, pinnately lobed leaves, sometimes 2 feet long. Male and female flowers are small and separate and are borne on the same tree. These trees can be grown only in areas of high atmospheric moisture. Propagation is not easy. Cuttings are sometimes made of lateral shoots; the best plant for fruit is the seedless type.
Breadfruit was first domesticated as a crop plant somewhere in the Indonesian islands or the Pacific. The breadfruit is a starch-rich foodstuff which is a staple item of diet in many Pacific islands and parts of tropical southeast Asia. The breadfruit is a broad-leaved, usually evergreen, tree which reaches a height of 66 feet and flourishes on well-drained soils in the humid tropics, especially on coastal plains. It has large lobed leaves and is cultivated for its round or oblong fruits which reach 10 inches in diameter and weigh up to four and a half pounds.
The fruits have a thick warty rind enclosing the moist, pale-yellow, fibrous flesh which is sliced and boiled or fried before being eaten. The flesh has a high carbohydrate content (20%) and also provides a little protein (1.3%) and vitamin A. Most cultivated varieties of breadfruit are seedless as a result of selection under domestication and are propagated vegetatively from root cuttings.
When it is baked or roasted, breadfruit has a texture and fragrance similar to freshly baked bread. If you boil it or fry it, however, the taste will be more similar to boiled potato. http://pacificfoodstuff.com/food-stuff/ … breadfruit
Breadfruit is a tree native to the Pacific islands and grown throughout the tropics for its edible fruit.
The UK government in 1792 effected its introduction to the West Indies at the second attempt after the scheme of 1789 was aborted by the famous mutiny on HMS Bounty, captained by William Bligh, which was being used to transport the fruit. Breadfruit has since been dispersed throughout the more humid tropics, but it remains an important food crop only in southeast Asia and the Pacific.
It is starchy and slightly sweet, does not have a strong flavor. In Puerto Rico, it is mainly eaten boiled, but also twice-fried like tostones. Some people make breadfruit flan too.
Here in the Philippines, it is cooked along with coconut milk and other ingredients like Shrimp or Pork. Once cooked, we eat it with rice We call it Rimas but the popular name is Kundol (we have thousands of Islands with different dialects lol). The best thing is, we can also make it as a candy/dessert.
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