We are learning so much about breadfruit here at Hale O Kauka Healing Garden. I’m always interested first to learn why each tree may have been planted in the garden here at the Doctor’s House. Some have medicinal properties and others are just really good for you. Breadfruit is an iconic Hawaiin food.
Like many of the foods in our garden breadfruit is an excellent source of potassium and antioxidants which are good for heart health. The breadfruit has phytochemicals that protect agains heart atherosclerosis and it’s linked to lowering cholesterol levels.
Breadfruit can be cooked whehttps://youtu.be/cgr3eF_-TKcn its picked green and not ripe, when its just fallen off the tree ripe or even when its so ripe it’s squishy.
Unripe preparation, peel and boil – prepare like a potato. My favorite preparation is boiled, then stir fried with grilled onion, salt and coconut milk. Cooked breadfruit can be frozen and used later. I’ve also quartered it, boiled it and poured room temperature coconum milk over, then served and with a bit of sea salt.
Ripe breadfruit can be eaten raw, with siracha or just salt to taste. Or baked like a squash with brown sugar or maple syrup.
Squishy breadfruit smashed up with bananas and cooked in a muffin pan with agave syrup on top makes a delicious and healthy dessert.