the pieces of fruit in a steamer or in 3 to 5 cm of lightly
salted water, do not completely immerse. Add salt, pepper,
garlic or other seasonings as desired.
Bake: To bake
breadfruit, rinse and clean, cut in half and place cut side
down on an oiled baking sheet or in a shallow baking pan with
1 to 2 cm of water. Bake at 375-400°F for one hour or
until the fruit can be easily pierced with a fork. Or place
in a fire, rotate occasionally. You can remove the core and
stuff with fish and vegetables.
Fired: Cut breadfruit into
slices and deep fry them to make the popular breadfruit chips.
Dust with salt.
Health benefits of Breadfruit:
1. Cardiovascular health: Breadfruit
is an excellent source of potassium. This heart-friendly nutrient
reduces blood pressure in the body and regulates the heart rate
by minimizing the effects of sodium.
2. Resistance against infections:
Breadfruit contains good amounts of antioxidants, which help the
body to develop resistance against infectious agents. It also scavenges
harmful substances from the body that lead to aging and other age-related
diseases. Breadfruit has more vitamin-C than Jackfruit or Banana.
Vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents.
3. Source of Energy: One cup of
breadfruit provides 60 grams of carbohydrates, the primary source
of energy in the body. Studies have shown that breadfruit helps
to reduce the bad cholesterol while inducing the amount of good
cholesterol in the body
4. Diabetes: Fiber in breadfruit
inhibits the absorption of glucose from the food we eat, thus controlling
5. Aids digestion: Fiber in breadfruit
flushes out the toxins from the intestine, aiding in proper functioning
of the bowel and intestines. The fiber in breadfruit is truly a
multi-tusker, as it helps to fight with the body fats and cellulites
thus assisting with weight loss.
6. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids: Breadfruit
contains high amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vital
for the development of the mind and body.
7. Prevents Excessive Skin Inflammation:
Fresh breadfruit extracts may help to reduce unwanted inflammation.
It is good to eat breadfruit for enhancing skin tone as well. A
person would surely enjoy smooth and shining skin by eating breadfruit
in the adequate amount.
8. Collagen Production: Drinking
breadfruit juice helps to even out the skin tone and firm the skin
by rejuvenating its appearance.
9. Encourages New Cell Growth:
The antioxidants in breadfruit provide an effective shield to the
skin against sun rays and sun damage.
10. Nourishes Hair: Breadfruit
contains several hair-friendly nutrients, which are required for
maintaining the health of the hair. Vitamin C in breadfruit facilitates
the absorption of minerals and provides nourishment.
11. Treats Dandruff, Itchiness & Hair
Breakage: Breadfruit is a good source of omega 3 and omega
6 fatty acids, which naturally condition the hair, reducing hair
breakage, reducing dandruff and itchiness
12. Promotes Hair Growth: The moderate
amounts of iron in breadfruit improve blood circulation in the scalp,
stimulating the hair follicles to promote hair growth.
Health benefits of Breadfruit
Breadfruit Leaves also have great healing
powers such as lowering blood pressure, it’s great for
inflammation, preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney
disease, and much more.
Breadfruit Leaves Preparation:
Take two yellow leaves that are still clinging to
the tree (do not use leaves that drop to the ground), chop them
up and allow them to dry in the sun until completely dry. Use a
stainless steel pot, not aluminum because Breadfruit leaves reacts
with aluminum. Boil the dried leaves in two liters of water until
half the water is gone. Then add more water to bring the water level
back to 2 liters, then bring to a boil again, and then let the tea
cool. The tea is red in color, and is bitter so honey must be added
to make it drinkable. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.
For cardiovascular disease: Drink
one cup of Breadfruit Tea daily to prevent and promote healing of
cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure. Treat kidney disease
Breadfruit Tea has the most important compounds to propel the effects
Anti-inflammatory: Breadfruit Tea
helps to prevent inflammation which is the first step towards creating
disease such as cancer.
Lowers cholesterol: Drink one cup
of Breadfruit Tea daily
For skin rashes, itching, and other minor skin irritations: Drink
one cup of Breadfruit Tea daily.
Diuretic: Breadfruit Leaf Tea can
also help with gout because it works as a good diuretic thus removing
uric acid from the body.
Improvers mood and temperament: Breadfruit Tea contains B Vitamins
for good mood and vitality, it contains camphor and tannins which
is great for calming the nerves.
Dental health: Eating toasted breadfruit
flower can help relieve toothache. Applying crushed breadfruit leaves
on the tongue can also cure thrush.
Cures Skin Infections: Ashes of
the breadfruit leaves are useful for curing skin infections.
Treats Skin Diseases: The latex
of the breadfruit tree is applied on skin surfaces affected by skin
diseases like eczema, psoriasis and inflammation.
Breadfruit Tea should be used under the supervision of a good herbalist
because it does contain camphor and in large doses of camphor could
cause major health challenges. And Breadfruit Leaf Tea should not
be used by women who are pregnant or children.
This information is intended solely for the general information
of the reader. The contents is not intended to offer personal medical
advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is
not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified
health professional. Please consult your health care provider for
any advice on medications.
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