The first model farm for the cultivation of breadfruit was launched in Pamplemousses yesterday in presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr S.
Minister Faugoo made an appeal to all citizens to at least have a breadfruit tree in their yard or fields.
In the same context, a series of activities to promote the production and consumption of breadfruit in Mauritius was launched this morning by the Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (AREU) at the Wooton Crop Research Station.
Teeluck underlined that the activities aim at sharing the results of a series of research conducted on breadfruit with the various stakeholders and the public in general.
The use of composite flour for bread and confectioneries will help to reduce huge post harvest losses normally experienced with breadfruits in Nigeria and some other parts of Africa.
The breadfruits used for this study were collected from a local market in Ile-Ife, SouthWestern Nigeria.
The breadfruits were processed into flour as shown in Fig.
During her initial visit to the class, she told the young students about her early years in rural Jamaica, and then she read and discussed many selections from Jamaica's Monica Gunning's, Under the Breadfruit Tree.
They also enjoyed listening to, reading the Jamaican dialect and then discussing the meaning of this selection, "Aunt Mae's Breadfruit Trees.
Webster showed the students a picture of a breadfruit during her first visit to the class (See Figure 1).
After almost 10 months on board, an arduous passage, and six months in Tahiti to await the breadfruit
growing season, the crew mutinied to remain rather than return to England and a life of servitude at sea.
Two of these, Williams says, are yam and breadfruit.
Here is a way of cooking those mysterious-looking breadfruit, which can be found in some supermarkets and all ethnic food shops or market vegetable stalls
To check if the breadfruit is ready, gently squeeze the outside as you would baking potatoes or unwrap the foil and cut a slice from the breadfruit.
Some of the fruit crop seedlings which are to be made available include guavas, mangoes, breadfruits
, naseberries, ackees, cashews, nutmegs, soursops, jackfruits, avocados, tamarinds, june plums and otaheite apples.