You’re not alone if you get tired of eating the same foods over and over again. You can spice things up by stepping outside your food box and trying some of the exotic fruits and veggies that are out there! 🌿🍈
Breadfruit is a delectable, potato-like fruit that originated in the South Pacific. It can be found throughout many tropical locations in the world and belongs to the Jackfruit family. I was 12 or 13 years old on vacation in Jamaica visiting family when I first tried Breadfruit. I loved it right away 😍.
Breadfruit is interesting because it’s a fruit that’s eaten moreso as a veggie (like tomatoes for example). To prepare a breadfruit, you can either roast it (whole, with the skin), steam it, boil it, bake it or fry it (must be pre-cooked before frying). When the breadfruit is cooked it has a bread-like taste (hence it’s name) and it’s a great way to swap out bread, potato and rice, in a meal or two. It’s very versatile and can be used in a multitude of cuisine types: East Indian, Mexican, Caribbean, American, and more!
You’re able to get a good combo nutrients from eating a breadfruit including potassium, fibre, magnesium, calcium, protein and high levels of vitamin C. The fibre content makes it heart healthy and helpful in controlling cholesterol.
If you live in a tropical place, you can easily pick a fresh breadfruit from the tree. If you live in a non-tropical city, visit your local ethnic food store.
So, go ahead and spice up your plate! Throw some breadfruit on it, delight your taste buds and gain some health benefits while you’re at it! 😃
I hope you learned something new after reading this post.
Tell me, have you ever tried breadfruit or jackfruit before? Leave a comment below 😃