Breadfruit

The fruit of a tall evergreen tropical tree belonging to the mulberry family which reaches a height of 90 feet, with many speading branches. Breadfruit has small male and female flowers, while the fruits are first green then yellow or yellow-brown when ripe. When fully ripe the fruit is cream colored and fragrant on the inside. The mature fruits are high in carbohydrates and low in fat and protein. The seeds are oval, round at one end; brown with darker stripes. There are many varieties of the breadfruit; and both seeded and seedless breadfruits. The breadfruit can be consumed as a fruit when ripe or as a vegetable when under-ripe. It has irregular shaped seeds, long, brown with darker tripe. The seeds can be boiled or roasted and eaten with a little salt.

Season: available year-round

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