Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a large round fruit with a tough green outer skin, and equally tough rubbery white inner flesh.

Health Benefits of Breadfruit:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Breadfruit, and may not necessarily be related to Breadfruit.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Breadfruit: Carbohydrates | Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Breadfruit raw                
Serving Size 100g
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.23g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.048g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 2mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 27.1g9%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9g20%
    Sugar 11g~
Protein 1.1g~
Vitamin A~%Vitamin C48%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 0IU~%
    Retinol equivalents 0μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 29mg48%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.1mg0%
Vitamin K 0.5μg1%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.11mg7%
Riboflavin 0.03mg2%
Niacin 0.9mg5%
Pantothenic acid 0.457mg5%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg5%
Folate 14μg4%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 14μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 14μg~
Choline 9.8mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 22μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.54mg3%
Magnesium 25mg6%
Phosphorus 30mg3%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 490mg14%
Zinc 0.12mg1%
Copper 0.084mg4%
Manganese 0.06mg3%
Selenium 0.6μg1%
Water 70.65g~
Ash 0.93g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.38
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio2.67
Total Omega 3s18mg
18D3 Linolenic18mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s48mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan ~mg~%
Threonine 52mg5%
Isoleucine 64mg5%
Leucine 65mg2%
Lysine 37mg2%
Methionine 10mg1%
Cystine 9mg3%
Phenylalanine 26mg3%
Tyrosine 19mg2%
Valine 47mg3%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 70.7%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.04

How to choose Breadfruit: Look for firm breadfruit that has no signs of molding around the stem. Smell is key with breadfruit and it will have a rather strong sweet smell when ripe.

Climate and origin: Breadfruit is native to the Malay Peninsula and Pacific Indies.

Taste: Raw breadfruit has a very light fragrant taste that is somewhat like a guava, but not as sweet. The texture of raw breadfruit is rather tough and rubbery. Cooked breadfruit has a starchy taste that is reputedly like bread, from where it gets its name. When cooked the texture of breadfruit turns crumbly, not unlike a baked potato.

Substitutes with more vitamins: Bananas

Miscellaneous information: The HMS Bounty set sail for the English Royal Navy in search of breadfruit which it was charged to transfer to the West Indies. Water supplies ran low and water was given to the breadfruit before the crew resulting in the infamous mutiny on the Bounty.

Similar tasting produce: Guava, Banana

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