Breadfruit, a great food source

MapHere’s an article worth reading from National Geographic! Lots of information about breadfruit as a food source.  From National Geographic.

“Although obesity is in the news in the West, starvation and malnutrition are prevalent in many parts of the world. Scientists continue to search for new food sources. One of the most promising foods gaining interest is breadfruit.

This world hunger map from the article shows large overlap with areas of high hunger levels and areas with high potentials for breadfruit growth.

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How to cook breadfruit like a Jamaican

Here are a couple of links to videos showing how to prepare breadfruit, Jamaican style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmZJBHyJjEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq3NiY7F2iA

You’ll see different styles.  Either way, fresh cooked breadfruit is delicious!

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Food crisis brewing in Haiti

“Famine” sounds like an old fashioned word.  There were famine stories in the Bible, although more recently famines have occurred in war-torn parts of Africa.

Unfortunately it’s a real risk, not very far from home.  Follow the link below to this article from the Guardian newspaper, in the UK.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/feb/19/food-crisis-brewing-haiti

Trees That Feed Foundation is hurrying to plant trees there, to reforest and provide a sustainable food supply.  But from the sound of it, more is needed!

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