This fruit can be rarely eaten raw. It is used steamed, boiled, roasted or fried. Their starch turns to sugar when ripens, giving it a sweeter taste. It can be grounded obtaining a gluten-free flour.
In St. Mary (Jamaica), is held the Bread Fruit Festival every year in July, organized by “Jeffrey Town Farmers Association”, an association of local producers of this tropical fruit. At this festival you can find all kind of gastronomic dishes, drinks and also a lot of entertainment activities for all ages.
This fruit is originally from the South Pacific islands.
103 calories in 100 grams. Bread fruit is high in potassium and vitamin C. The seeds are high in proteins. Contains a 70% of water and is low fat. Also contains significantly high amount of fiber, which is why it is considered as a cholesterol controller. An increased intake of this fruit, lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, while elevating HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the body, helping to protect the arteries.