I definitely love bread and I certainly love fruit. But when I read the description of the Caribbean favorite, the breadfruit: “its name is derived from the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a potato like flavor, similar to freshly baked bread (Wikipedia)” and a friend described them as “spongy”, I don’t know…I felt a little bit…icky.
Breadfruit for sale – 2 for $5bzd in Central Park, San Pedro
As the “fruit season” in Belize winds down…we will soon bid farewell to abundant mangos…
tambran and cherimoya and rarer ones like the custard apples and sour sop (check below for posts on many of these)…breadfruit seem to be available in many spots.
Is this the food that all of those paleo and Atkins carb haters have been dreaming of? Is this going to replace all white rice, potatoes and bakery bread with fruit? Again, am I on my way to fame and fortune? I’ll never know. For once, I really can’t bring myself to try one of these things.
Here is the guy in the park, who insisted that he could sell ice to eskimos, try to sell me a breadfruit. It was lots of flirty fluttering eyelashes. That’s why I caught him with his eyes closed.
And the huge tree in the center of town. How did I miss this?