Breadfruit

Breadfruit

by

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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