Trees That Feed Foundation

Making Flour

For entrepreneurs looking to start a business, we offer resources on making breadfruit flour for economic benefit.

We have several successful breadfruit flour entrepreneurs in Haiti who we have helped to get their business up and running. Before you buy equipment and start making flour, you must first create a business plan. A business plan should include the following 10 components:

  • Mission statement to articulate the goal of the company
  • Description of company, product, and/or service
  • Market analysis- describe market you are entering, competitors, where you fit, what type of market can you secure
  • Description of management team and their experience
  • How you will market the goods
  • Analysis of company strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Cash flow statement describing your financial needs now and in the future
  • Revenue and expense projections
  • Summary/conclusion to wrap it all together
  • Details on plant suitability, climate, transportation, processing, and packaging.

Other considerations before beginning:

  • Find customers to sell to
  • Create attractive packaging for flour or for other end product

Now that you have a business plan you can acquire the equipment needed to make flour. You can visit our equipment page, which describes the type of equipment you will need based on the size of your operation. If you are a new business owner you will likely be a mid-sized operation.

Now that you have the equipment, you can produce flour.

Harvesting fruit

  • Fruit is not too green or too overripe
  • Fruit has latex on the skin
  • Cut out the stem, invert the fruit, and drain excess latex
  • Wash the fruit and keep in cool water before processing

Shredding fruit

  • Shred fruit using grater or hand/motortized shredder

Drying fruit

  • Dry fruit outside, in hybrid solar dryer, or propane oven

Grinding fruit

  • Grind fruit into flour using mortar and pestle or hand/motorized mill

Be sure to check out our hybrid solar dryer here, our recommended equipment here, and recipes for breadfruit flour here!