the world of tropical fruits is mainly a world of juicy, sweet delicacies such as mangoes, papayas and pineapples, but it also holds many wonderful surprises such as the acid passion fruit and its relatives, giant fruits such as the jackfruit and another weird fellow, the breadfruit.
this fruit looks like a big spiky melon, a bit like the durian and the jackfruit, but is unrelated. The edible part of the plant is its seeds, which must be cooked first in very salty boiling water for about 30 minutes. If you leave out the salt they’ll be very bland, so remember to add a good amount of salt to the water.
the breadfruit nut on the tree
cooked breadfruit nuts
a breadfruit nut, uncannily similar to a chestnut with its hard outer skin and sticky papery inner skin