Frieda's Specialty Produce - Breadfruit

Overview

What is a Breadfruit?

  • This large and heavy fruit has a rough outer rind that ranges from light green to yellow when mature. The firm, cream-colored flesh becomes soft and sweet when ripe, and emits a sweet tropical fragrance. A sticky residue (latex) often forms on the outside of the fruit as it ripens.

How to Eat

  • Like plantains, Breadfruit may be eaten ripe as a fruit or underripe as a vegetable or starch. For the latter purpose, it is picked while still green and starchy and boiled, roasted, baked or fried.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of fiber.

How to Store

  • Keep ripe fruits refrigerated, wrapped in plastic. Use within 3 days.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round, however distribution is limited.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Jamaica

Recipes