What is Breadfruits?

Breadfruits is other wise known as Artocarpus altilis. This is flowering tree family moraceae. This fruits are originate in Philippines, Maluku islands and new guinea but now this plant are seen over the world.

The fruits are large round starchy fruit of a evergreen tree, which is used as a vegetable and some people are use as excipient to make gravy.  

Why is it called breadfruits?

These fruits are used for preparing the various dish. when a medium ripen fruits are cooked its smell like a fresh bread so it is called breadfruits. name of this fruits is given as per physical property of this fruits.

What is the nutritional value of breadfruit?

This fruits is good source of vitamin and mineral and nutrients 

According to United states department of agriculture 200 gm of Breadfruits are contain 

Energy 226.60 kcal

Water 155.43. gm

Carbohydrate like

Fiber 10.78 gm

Starch 24.68 gm

Sugar 24.20 gm

Fats are daily requirement of our body, there are different types of fats are presents in this vegetable. like

Monounsaturated 0.07 gm

Polyunsaturated fats 0.15 gm

Omega-3 0.04 gm

Omega-6 0.11 gm

Saturated fats 0.11 gm

One cup of breadfruits (200 gm) containing around 2.35 gm of protein. There are different types of protein are protein are presents like 

Cystine 0.02 gm

Isoleucine 0.14 gm

Leucine 0.14 gm

Lysine 0.08 gm

Methionine 0.02 gm

Phenylalanine 0.06 gm

Threonine 0.11 gm

Tyrosine 0.04 gm

Valine 0.10 gm

Vitamin requirement for the day to day life is very essential. 

This fruits containing vitamin like   

Thiamine 0.24 mg

Riboflavin 0.07 mg

Niacin 1.98 mg

Pantothenic acid 1.01 mg

Vitamin B6 0.22 mg

Choline 21.56 mg

Folate 30.80 micro gram

Vitamin C 63.80 mg

Vitamin E 0.22 mg

Other Vitamin K 1.10 micro gram

This fruits are good source of mineral like  

Calcium 37.40 mg

Copper 0.18 mg

Iron 1.19 mg

Magnesium 55.00 mg

Manganese 0.13 mg

Phosphorus 66.00 mg

Potassium 1078.00 mg

Selenium 1.32 micro mg

Sodium 4.40 mg 

Zinc 0.26 mg

Health Benefits of Breadfruits

Green vegetable are good for health doctor and dietician always give the advice eat green vegetable daily for fulfil nutrition in day to day life. Breadfruits are rich in vitamin, minerals and nutrients so it have the different health benefits. Due to its more nutrition value, any one can eat this breadfruit regularly without of any side effect.

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Helps to control Diabetic

According to study in the rabbit it is conclude that fiber present in this fruits are helps to Reduce the blood sugar level. Fiber works as reduce the absorption of sugar to blood. It helps to reduce both type 1 and type 2 diabetics.


Dibetic patients are not eat potatoes because it increase the sugar level in the body so bread fruits are good substitute of potatoes.

Good for Digestion 

This fruits are rich in fiber and also an excellent energy booster. Due to more amount of fiber content it reduce the stomach empty and gives constance energy. People are feels energetics after eating this fruits. 

Good for Heart

This vegetable is helps to reducing the risk of heart disorder and  helps to cure cholesterol problems. It helps to reduce LDL and increase the HDL level in the body which is very essential for Heart health. Vegetable fibre helps reduce blood cholesterol by preventing its absorption in the gut, reduce obesity, blood pressure. It also helps to preventing mouth cancer by preventing mouth cancer by preventing growth of cancer cell. Breadfruit is an excellent source of potassium which is helps to controlling blood pressure. Potassium is also control heart rate by minimizing the effects of sodium.

Helps to Develop the Brain 

This vegetable contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid. Which is very essential for the developement of brain in child and both of are acts as anti antidepressant. This is also good for other disease like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and psychotic disorder.

This vegetable fulfil the vitamin B6 which helps to cure depression and nausea.

Vitamin C present in this fruits are helps to cure alzheimer’s Disease. Potassium present in this fruits are helps to blood flow to brain.

Those parents are worried about children memory capacity they have the good choice of giving this fruits. 

Helps to preventing cold symptoms

Now a days people are infected by various virus and bacterial infection to cure this condition people are taking different type of antibiotic but they have some side effects.

Breadfruits have conating well amount of vitamin C and Zinc which is helps to cure cold symptoms fast. Increase the immunity power of body so bacterial are not affected easily.

Benefits for Skin and Hair

Breadfruits Juice gives your skin softness and elasticity. It promotes the production of collagen. It also helps to reduce the secretion of harmful enzyme and preventing the secretion of nitric oxide which is very harmful to body.

Omega 3 and omega 6 are very help full for the growth of hair and gives shine to hair and increase the serum production in body so reduce the dandruff and itchiness.

Those people are affected scalp inflammation they are easily cure by eating this fruits.  

How to eat Breadfruits?

Choose good mature fruits for good flavour and texture to the fruits. Test of this vegetable is like potatoes. You can eat this with sauce , salad, stew, curry, fries and use to prepare many dish. If this fruits are mature then its ripen within 3 day at room temperature.

How to fry Breadfruits?

Frying of this fruits test is much like a potato. First peel the fruits and cut the fruits longitudinal shape. Clean the cutting fruits with water. Added some salt and turmeric powder with it and mixed it properly. Heat the pan and added some olive oil after heat of oil add the cutting fruit and deep fry. It is turns more crispy.

Reference : Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med, wikipedia