Have you tried Breadfruit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 01, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Apparently it's quite popular in many traditional diets. The WSJ had an article calling it bland, but many people in comments said they were wrong. Have you tried it? How do you cook it?



on November 02, 2011
at 09:51 PM

No clue, but thanks for the question because I want to know too. One thing--I tried to up-vote and apparently I did that yesterday because it wanted to treat it as a down-vote. Yeesh, now I have to remember all the questions on which I previously voted?

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on April 20, 2012
at 03:19 AM

Actually what AdianaG is referring to is a JackFruit.

A Breadfruit is the same colour on the outside and is usually smaller than a jackfruit, but is not allowed to be ripened before Baked, fried or boiled.

It is White on the inside with a Core that has to be Cut out almost like an apple. It can be eaten in place of rice or other carbs, and is very filling.


on November 01, 2011
at 08:39 PM

I've had it fried in coconut oil like a potato chip in Jamaica. I think they called it "jackfruit chips"... I loved it, but you know I was eating the chips while drinking Red Stripe.



on November 02, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Breadfruits are filled with a pulp which in turn surrounds large seeds approximately the size of chestnuts. Separate the seeds from the pulp (submerge the fruit in a bucket of water and work the pulp with your fingers to extract seeds). Then boil the seeds in salted water. It has been any years since I ate breadfruit as a child so I don't recall how long you need to cook the seeds, I'm guessing 20-30 minutes. They will be tender enough to bite through but not as soft as a boiled potato.

I believe breadfruit and jackfruit are wo different fruits although they look similar.

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