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Fantastic Fruits

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  1. #31
    wonder is offline Commander's of Penmai
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    Re: Fantastic Fruits

    Preparation and serving method

    The fruit can be used at different stages of maturity; at bud stage, immature, mature but firm and when they are fully ripe. Its seeds, rich in protein, can be eaten roasted or boiled like nuts/lentils. Raw, uncooked seeds should not be eaten as they are bitter in taste and may choke.

    To prepare - Place the fruit on a clean surface and peel its outer skin using paring knife. Cut the flesh as in pumpkin etc., into cubes, chunks, slices, or small pieces.

    The fruit is cut into quarters, and its fiber-rich central core is trimmed away and discarded.

    In some parts, the whole fruit is roasted intact, which is then peeled and either eaten with seasoning or added to recipes.

    Ripe fruit is used in a similar way like jackfruit.

    Serving Tips:

    Raw breadfruit cubes may be added in stews, soups, baking, and stir-fries much like potatoes.

    Its slices fried and eaten like French fries. Thin slices can be made into chips.

    Fresh ripe fruit is eaten like dessert. It can be added to make sweet bread, muffins, cakes, puddings, etc.

    In the seed-variety of breadfruit, its seeds are gathered, sun-dried, and used like other nuts and kernels.


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  2. #32
    wonder is offline Commander's of Penmai
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    Re: Fantastic Fruits


    Breadfruit is low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and very high in Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber and Potassium. The nutritional value helps one to maintain optimum health. A large amount of nutrients and useful calories can be obtained by eating breadfruit. The fruit consists of 70.9 g of water content and 1.2 g of Protein content in it.

    Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis),
    Nutritive Value per 100 g.
    (Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

    Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
    Energy 103 Kcal 5%
    Carbohydrates 27.12 g 21%
    Protein 1.07 g 2%
    Total Fat 0.20 g 1%
    Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g 13%
    Folates 14 g 3.5%
    Niacin 0.900 mg 6%
    Pyridoxine 0.100 mg 8%
    Riboflavin 0.030 mg 2%
    Thiamin 0.110mg 9%
    Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
    Vitamin C 29 mg 48%
    Vitamin E 0.10 mg 1%
    Vitamin K 0.5 g <1%
    Sodium 2 mg 0%
    Potassium 490 mg 10.5%
    Calcium 17 mg 2%
    Copper 0.084 mg 9%
    Iron 0.54 mg 7%
    Magnesium 25 mg 6%
    Manganese 0.060 mg 2.5%
    Phosphorus 30 mg 4%
    Selenium 0.6 g 1%
    Zinc 0.12 mg 1%
    Carotene- 0 g --
    Crypto-xanthin- 0 g --
    Lutein-zeaxanthin 22 g --


  3. #33
    wonder is offline Commander's of Penmai
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    Re: Fantastic Fruits


    It is a tropical tree which is mainly related to Jackfruit family.

    The plants bestow demeanour fruits from 2-3 years after planting and remain productive for decades.

    It can be used like a vegetable. It can be baked, boiled, fried, or roasted.

    It has been an important crop in the Pacific for more than 3,000 years.

    They provide as construction materials, medicines, fabric, glue, insect repellent, animal feed, etc.

    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.

    It plays a vital role in animal feeding.


    Allergy or intolerance to breadfruit is rare. However, unripe, raw green-stage fruit should be used only after cooking since its flesh may choke the respiratory tract.

    Once ripen, the fruit can be eaten as it is.



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