back by popular demand..
the usual prizes and conditions apply
local people fry it and its delicous just like eating fried yuca.
You know, when you take off the crispy part and taste the fluffy potato inside that hasn't been watered down, say like in boiling.
It substitutes well for platano (and is a nice change!!), makes good 'steak fries' and hash browns.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) site for Bread Fruit is: http://www.ntbg.org/breadfruit/
This site is all over bread fruit. Sounds like a wonder food and fits with sball's food security topic.
what does it taste like?
One of my favorite. Hard to describe flavor. Not sweet, bitter or salty. Some may be inclined to say it's bland. But there is a very subtle flavor that if I'm given some of it blindfold I'll make it out. I guess is one of those " acquired taste" type of food.
can you compare it to another fruit or vegetable? And what is the texture like? Soft? Crunchy?
It is not crunchy nor completely soft as in mushy. The texture sort of a quiquizque not fully cooked. I haven't yet tasted anything else, vegetable or fruit, that I could compare to. On the whimsical side to answer your first question, how doest it taste, it came to me : it tastes of childhood . Give it a try if you can find them. The first time I ask my ex mother in law to bring some back to the States she had to go to Chinandega, she was nice that way. I forget when they are in season.
According to our handy NL reference, here, that's taro!
I would like you to send me one!
Capt. Bligh’s ill-fated mission on the HMS Bounty was to bring saplings of this fruit tree from the South Pacific to the Caribbean
I saw the movie so I'm not telling, wouldn't have known otherwise.
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