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What is Breadfruit?

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sat, 2014-01-11 13:35
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What is breadfruit and how do you cook it?

Bread Fruit:- Sierra Leone, Krio local food name is Bredfruit (Mende name is Belefu and Temne name is Ma-Kant-Ma-Potho) this is a starchy fruit, green on the outside, cream-white in the inside, usually boiled, roasted of fried, Its name is derived from the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a potato-like flavor, similar to freshly baked bread.* Mainly carbohydrate, very ripe breadfruit becomes sweet, as the starch converts to sugar.

*Breadfruit is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family, Moraceae, growing throughout Southeast Asia and most Pacific Ocean islands. It is also grown in the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands of the Caribbean.

Here are some ways in which you can cook breadfruit.

Fry

Fry as you would potato chips. Two methods are:-

Breadfruit chips as a snack with groundnuts.
Breadfruit chips from What's cooking today.

Bake

Baked breadfruit. Here you mash scooped out breadfruit, add onions, cooked mince beef/fish and bake.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadfruit

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