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.
- 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