Breadfruit

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Breadfruit

Sep 11, 2020

A tropical Potato?

Originally from New Guinea, introduced to the Western World by British colonizers, Breadfruit has been cultivated for thousand of years.

"In 1769 the appointed Captain of the HMS Bounty, was commissioned from the Royal Crown to transport over 1000 Breadfruit trees from Tahiti to the Caribbean, as these were highlighted by the Crown’s botanists as potential source of cheap and nutritious food for enslaved Africans working the sugar plantations of the British West Indies."

This powerful "fruit" has been a staple for quite sometime in the tropical areas where it commonly grows, and became a common part of the diet in many Pacific and Caribbean countries, across all demographic groups, rich and poor.

The strange football look alike is packed with nutrients, which helps to lower cholesterol, fight infections, promote youthful skin, healthy hair and contains a lot of fiber that reduces the rate of glucose absorption, making it a diabetic friendly food.

Breadfruit plants are also protected by Trees That Feed Foundation, a non-profit charity that plants fruit-bearing trees in order to feed people, create jobs and benefit the environment. What an amazing initiative!

Find out more about TTFF here!


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