Breadfruit is named for the consistency of its fruit; the cream-colored flesh inside not only looks like bread, but has a similar texture and taste. It's been shown to help those with diabetes regulate their blood sugars and the fruit is high in fiber, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and ease digestive woes. Its fatty acids also help stimulate skin and hair growth, promoting beautifying benefits in all who eat it.

Selection Process

Breadfruit season peaks from September to October. They are the most ripe when the fruit is yellow with lots of old sap. Buy organic when possible.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (220.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 226.6

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.5g 0.8%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.5%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 4.4mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 59.7g 19.9%

Dietary Fiber 10.8g 43.1%

Sugars 24.2g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 2.4g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 106.3%
Calcium 3.7% Iron 6.6%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.7%
Vitamin K 1.4% Thiamin 16.1%
Riboflavin 3.9% Niacin 9.9%
Vitamin B-6 11.0% Folate 7.7%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 10.1%
Phosphorus 6.6% Magnesium 13.8%
Zinc 1.8% Selenium 1.9%
Copper 9.2% Manganese 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.