M A Baset Mia

Common name: Breadfruit

Scientific name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson ex F.A.Zorn) Fosberg

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Artocarpus
Species: A. altilis

Botanical Description

Breadfruit tree

Economic Importance

It is a principal food in many tropical countries where important varieties produce fruit throughout the year. Both ripe and unripe fruit have culinary uses; unripe breadfruit is cooked before consumption.

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