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BREADFRUIT

PEOPLE

Discover. Connect. Share

Welcome to The Breadfruit People Community

The Breadfruit People was established as an online community for everything breadfruit. The community aims to bring together growers, consumers, traders, processors, researchers, and lovers of breadfruit! 

 

At the core, we want to see more people to grow, buy, eat and use breadfruit and to connect with those already working with the crop. The Breadfruit People will showcase champions of the crop, share advice and be an advocate for breadfruit – after all – as they say, breadfruit is the fruit of the future!

Discover the Beauty of Breadfruit

Growing Breadfruit

With a growing global love of breadfruit, we are finding more and more people are looking for information on how to grow this superfood. Here we will provide you with key information related to growing breadfruit starting from breadfruit varieties, propagation, farming systems, required inputs, harvest, and postharvest handling.

Eating Breadfruit

Breadfruit is an extremely versatile fruit that can be prepared and eaten at every stage of development and maturity. That said, the most used is the mature fruit as it has a soft potato-like texture. It can be enjoyed steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked in traditional ways in a fire. It’s super delish in almost every dish.

Processing Breadfruit

Breadfruit is a great base for a range of consumer products. The starch content ranges from about 53-76% depending on cultivar, climate, and soil type. This feature alone suggests that the enormous range of corn, rice, and potato products can be duplicated using breadfruit. The major constraint is the high seasonality but this can be overcome by bulk partial-processing at season glut.

Market Opportunities

Breadfruit has the potential to become an important food security crop across much of the tropical world. There are also substantial market opportunities that exist for breadfruit that provide farmers and processors with income-generating potential. The most common market opportunities include: Fresh and Frozen Breadfruit; Breadfruit Chips; Breadfruit Flour and other unique Breadfruit products.

Discover the Beauty of Breadfruit

Growing Breadfruit

With a growing global love of breadfruit, we are finding more and more people are looking for information on how to grow this superfood. Here we will provide you with key information related to growing breadfruit starting from breadfruit varieties, propagation, farming systems, required inputs, harvest, and postharvest handling.


Eating Breadfruit

Breadfruit is an extremely versatile fruit that can be prepared and eaten at every stage of development and maturity. That said, the most used is the mature fruit as it has a soft potato-like texture. It can be enjoyed steamed, boiled, fried, baked, or cooked in traditional ways in a fire. It’s super delish in almost every dish.


Processing Breadfruit

Breadfruit is a great base for a range of consumer products. The starch content ranges from about 53-76% depending on cultivar, climate, and soil type. This feature alone suggests that the enormous range of corn, rice, and potato products can be duplicated using breadfruit. The major constraint is the high seasonality but this can be overcome by bulk partial-processing at season glut.


Market Opportunities

Breadfruit has the potential to become an important food security crop across much of the tropical world. There are also substantial market opportunities that exist for breadfruit that provide farmers and processors with income-generating potential. The most common market opportunities include: Fresh and Frozen Breadfruit; Breadfruit Chips; Breadfruit Flour and other unique Breadfruit products.


Meet the Breadfruit Champions

Diane Ragone w Breadfruit plugs ©JW (1)

Diane Ragone

Meet, Diane Ragone of the Breadfruit Institute, National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Diane Ragone

Meet, Diane Ragone of the Breadfruit Institute, National Tropical Botanical Garden.

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John Cadman

Learn how John Cadman from Maui Breadfruit Company started his famous pies!

John Cadman

Learn how John Cadman from Maui Breadfruit Company started his famous pies!

Craig Elevitch

Craig Elevitch

Introducing an educator in agroforestry – Craig Elevitch.

Craig Elevitch

Introducing an educator in agroforestry – Craig Elevitch.

Meet the Breadfruit Champions

Diane Ragone w Breadfruit plugs ©JW (1)
Diane Ragone

Meet, Diane Ragone of the Breadfruit Institute, National Tropical Botanical Garden.

FullSizeRender
John Cadman

Learn how John Cadman from Maui Breadfruit Company started his famous pies!

Craig Elevitch
Craig Elevitch

Introducing an educator in agroforestry – Craig Elevitch.

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Featured Resources

Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling

Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling…

Brief Breadfruit Basics

Pick it right! Mature fruit has the best  avor and texture for most dishes where a potato-like consistency is desired. It’s perfect for eating plain or with a sauce…

Featured Resources

Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling

Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling…


Brief Breadfruit Basics

Pick it right!
Mature fruit has the best  avor and texture for most dishes where a potato-like consistency is desired. It’s perfect for eating plain or with a sauce…


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