Jamaican Tinned Breadfruit 540g



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Jamaican Tinned Breadfruit

Jamaican breadfruit, is a starchy fruit native to the South Pacific but widely cultivated in Jamaica and other tropical regions. It is a large, round or oblong fruit with a green and spiky outer skin. When cooked, the flesh of the breadfruit becomes tender, creamy, and slightly sweet, often compared to the taste and texture of potatoes. Breadfruit is a staple in Jamaican cuisine, used in a variety of dishes such as soups, stews, curries, and roasted as a side dish. It is also a significant source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and vitamins in Jamaican diets.
Ingredients: Breadfruit Slices, Water, Salt.

Typical Values As Sold 100g Provides:  
Energy 66kJ  
Fat 0g  
Carbohydrates 15g  
Fiber 0g  
Protein 0.8g  
Salt 0.93g  
Store in a cool, dry place.

Package Information
Comes in a plastic container

Here are some common uses of Jamaican breadfruit in Jamaican cuisine:

  1. Roasted or Fried: Breadfruit can be roasted or fried to create a delicious and satisfying side dish. It develops a crispy outer layer while maintaining a soft and creamy interior.

  2. Breadfruit Chips: Sliced breadfruit can be deep-fried or baked to make crispy breadfruit chips, a popular snack in Jamaica.

  3. Breadfruit Porridge: Breadfruit can be grated or blended and used as a base for a creamy and nutritious porridge. It is often cooked with milk, spices, and sweeteners.

  4. Stews and Curries: Breadfruit is commonly added to stews, curries, and soups, where it absorbs the flavors of the other ingredients while adding a unique texture.

  5. Breadfruit Dumplings: Grated or mashed breadfruit can be combined with flour and seasonings to make dumplings, which can be boiled or steamed and served with various dishes.

  6. Breadfruit Salad: Sliced or cubed breadfruit can be added to salads for a unique and starchy element, providing a satisfying texture.

  7. Breadfruit Pudding: Grated breadfruit can be used in desserts like puddings, where it adds a subtly sweet and creamy component.


To cook Breadfruit Porridge, you can follow this general recipe:


  • 1 medium-sized breadfruit
  • 4 cups of water (for boiling breadfruit)
  • 4 cups of milk (can use coconut milk for added flavor)
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk or sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Additional toppings and flavorings like nutmeg, grated coconut, or raisins (optional)


  1. Start by preparing the breadfruit. Peel the breadfruit and cut it into small pieces or grate it. Rinse the grated breadfruit to remove any excess starch.

  2. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the grated or chopped breadfruit to the boiling water and cook until it becomes tender and soft. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

  3. Once the breadfruit is cooked, drain the water and return the pot to the stove. Add the milk, sweetened condensed milk or sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon (if desired), and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine.

  4. Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

  5. Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more sugar or sweetened condensed milk if needed. You can also adjust the consistency by adding more milk if you prefer a thinner porridge.

  6. Remove the pot from heat and let the porridge cool slightly before serving. Stir occasionally as it cools to prevent a skin from forming on top.

  7. Serve the Breadfruit Porridge warm in bowls. You can garnish it with additional toppings such as grated coconut, a sprinkle of nutmeg, or raisins if desired.

Other Information
Breadfruit is a good source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A. It is relatively low in fat and protein but provides energy due to its carbohydrate content.

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540.00 Grams
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