AKEE (St. Lucian)
A small round fruit with a thin green skin and yellow flesh around a large seed

How to Choose
Firm to the touch
The skin will pop open

Sweet and chewy

BREADFRUIT (Artocarpus altilis)
A large round fruit with a tough green skin and rubbery white flesh

How to Choose
Firm to the touch without any mold around the stem
The skin will be smooth, although slightly puckered
The breadfruit will have a fresh green smell
A breadfruit that is soft and has a strong sweet smell is over-ripe

Origin & Climate
Breadfruit thrives in a Tropical Climate and is native to the Malay Peninsula and Pacific Indies

Cooked breadfruit has a light fragrant taste and a starchy texture like cake or bread... from where it gets its name

Captain Bligh and the HMS Bounty, commissioned by the English Royal Navy, set sail for Asia in search of breadfruit trees to bring back to the islands of the West Indies to grow on colonial plantations for use as slave food. Water supplies on board ran low and water was given first to the breadfruit before the crew which resulted in the infamous mutiny.
Descendants of one of the original breadfruit trees to survive are still bearing fruit in Kingston Botanical Gardens on the island of St. Vincent (St. Vincent & the Grenadines).

Health Benefits

Increased Immune Function
Protection Against Heart Disease
Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Osteoporosis Protection
Prevention of Stroke

Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin C
Dietary Fiber

Nutrition Facts
Breadfruit Raw
Serving Size 100g
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.23g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.048g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 27.12g9%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9g20%
    Sugar 11g~
Protein 1.07g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C48%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 0IU0%
    Retinol equivalents 0μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 29mg48%
Vitamin E 0.1mg0%
Vitamin K 0.5μg1%
Vitamin B12 0μg0%
Thiamin 0.11mg7%
Riboflavin 0.03mg2%
Niacin 0.9mg5%
Pantothenic acid 0.457mg5%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg5%
Folate 14μg4%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 14μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 14μg~
Choline 9.8mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin 22μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.54mg3%
Magnesium 25mg6%
Phosphorus 30mg3%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 490mg14%
Zinc 0.12mg1%
Copper 0.084mg4%
Manganese 0.06mg3%
Selenium 0.6μg1%
Water 70.65g~
Ash 0.93g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition70.65%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)0.04g


Vitamin C (5x more than an Orange)
Trace Minerals: Copper, Iron, Zinc
Cashew Nut's shell contains a TOXIC OIL that must be burned off (
Cashew Nut's seeds are ground and used as Anti-Venom for venemous snake bites
Cashew Nut Oil is anti-fungal, smooths cracked heels
Cashew Fruit's Juice can be fermented into an alcoholic drink, also vinegar
Cashew Tree's Bark has Anti-Diarrheal properties
(grate & steep (soak) overnight in boiled water)