Monday, February 7, 2011

Facts of Breadfruit

Breadfruit is a species of flowering tree in mulberry family, Moraceae. Breadfruit looks green in color, when matured little sap will be leaked out which makes the fruit to appear more yellow in color when ripe.

Breadfruit Facts:

  • Breadfruit is a tropical tree which is mainly related to Jackfruit family.
  • Plants bestow demeanor fruits from 2-3 years after planting and remain productive for decades.
  • Breadfruit can also be used like a vegetable.It can be baked, boiled, fried, or roasted.
  • Breadfruit has been an important crop in the Pacific for more than 3,000 years.
  • They also provide construction materials, medicines, fabric, glue, insect repellent, animal feed, and more.
  • There are two varieties of breadfruit, one is the seeded variety known as the breadnut, scientific name - Artocarpus camansi and the other one is the seedless one.
  • The seeds are boiled, steamed, roasted over fire and eaten with salt. Sometimes they are made in the form of a puree.
  • Breadfruits play a vital role in animal feeding.

Breadfruit health benefits:
  • Bread fruit provides high energy to those who eat it through its carbohydrate, mainly needed by the body for warmth and maintenance during daily activities.
  • The fiber present in breadfruit helps to make the intestines and bowels work properly by clearing out the junk from the intestines.
  • The dried fruit has been made into flour which is much richer than wheat flour and other essential amino acids.
Uses of Breadfruit:
Breadfruit is mainly used for medicinal purposes. The flower of breadfruit can be used as a vegetable, immature fruit can also be cooked and also can be stored for future usage, matured fruit can be eaten raw or can be baked to make it more delicious. The seeds of the fruit are cooked immediately or it will be dried to use it for few days. The leaves of the fruit are used in ornamental making because of its good shade.

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