Common name: Breadfruit
Scientific name: Artocarpus altilis
Where to Find: 1000 – 2000 feet in both dry and wet environments.
Breadfruit was one of the two foods that could replace Kalo as a staple food in certain areas of Hawai’i. It was prepared the same way as Kalo, cooked and cubed or pounded into a poi ‘ulu.
‘Ulu is a complex carbohydrate and a good source of calcium and vitamins. This plant is a part of the fig family and can be grown with little attention or care, but will produce an abundance of food. A single tree can produce roughly 100 fruits per year (about 200 pounds of nutritious food).