Nutritional and Health Benefits of African Breadfruit (Treculia africana), Ukwa

Nutritional and Health Benefits of African Breadfruit (Treculia africana), Ukwa

African breadfruit (Treculia africana Decne), is an underutilized food, which is found mostly in West and Central Africa. It has edible seeds which is used to prepare a popular delicacy especially among the Igbos in the Eastern part of Nigeria. It is also popular in Ghana, Cameroon, Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Congo basin, Mozambique etc. … Read more

Important Benefits of Breadnut (Artocarpus camansi)

Benefits of Breadnut (Artocarpus camansi)

Breadnut (Artocarpus camansi Blanco) is sometimes considered as a seeded breadfruit. However, it is a separate species, and the ancestor of both seeded and seedless breadfruit. They all belong to the Moraceae family alongside fig, mulberry. The most important commercial plants of the Artocarpus species are jackfruit, breadfruit, and breadnut. Breadfruit tree can grow up … Read more

Jackfruit Seed: Important Nutritional and Health Benefits, Side Effects

Jackfruit Seed Nutritional and Health Benefits, Side Effects

Jackfruit is the largest edible fruit in the world. The jackfruit seeds, which are about 15 to 18% of the fruit weight, are contained inside the fruit. Jackfruit is a tropical plant from the Moraceae family, alongside breadfruit, mulberry, fig, and breadnut. It originates from India and Malaysia. It is now grown in Asia, South … Read more

Jackfruit: Tremendous Nutritional and Health Benefits

Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus Nutritional and Health Benefits

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a plant species in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family (Moraceae). Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, with size up to 40 kg (88.18 lb) in size. The ripe fruit is sweet, and used as desserts. When fully ripe, the jackfruit produces a strong, disagreeable odor similar to decayed onions, but … Read more

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis): Important Nutritional & Health Benefits, Side Effects

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) Important Nutritional & Health Benefits

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a starchy fruit from the perennial plant of the Moraceae family. The plant family also includes figs, mulberry, banyan. The Moraceae species produce milky latex. The Latin name of breadfruit is from a Greek word (artos = bread, karpos = fruit), and altilis means ‘fat’. Artocarpus species include jackfruit, Marang, chempedak, … Read more