Breadfruit: It's a Tropical Superfood Packing Tons of Health Benefits! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

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Breadfruit: It's a Tropical Superfood Packing Tons of Health Benefits!

There is a fruit so rich in nutrients, it very well could end hunger in tropical regions of the world. And the crazy part? You probably haven’t heard of it! It’s called breadfruit. Some of the nutritional benefits of breadfruit include: 

  • antioxidants
  • carotenoids
  • vitamin A 
  • vitamin B1 
  • vitamin B3
  • vitamin C
  • omegas 3 and 6
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • copper
  • fiber
  • iron
  • magnesium 
  • protein

Just a half cup of breadfruit provides about 25 percent of the recommended daily intake for fiber, and 5 to 10 percent of the recommended daily intake for protein, Hawaii’s Department of Agriculture reports. So if you want to enjoy the nutritious benefits of breadfruit while supporting tropical farmers who are cultivating it, see if your local grocers carry it and try this breadfruit recipe!

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Never heard of this but will check it out! Thanks for the tip, Joy Stephenson-Laws JD !
Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
Awesome. Yes check it out. The more foods we know about, the more we can diversify our diets and at the same time get necessary nutrients. Always good to get nutrients from foods if we can.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love food as fuel and food as medicine, Joy Stephenson-Laws JD ! Thank you for all the great tips you share with us! xoxo

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