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Breadfruit Agroforestry Guide: Planning and implementation of regenerative organic methods

Breadfruit Agroforestry Guide front cover 300pxBreadfruit Agroforestry Guide presents techniques that can sustain productivity for long periods of time, while regenerating land degraded by erosion, compaction, overgrazing, and loss of organic matter. It covers subjects that include recognizing breadfruit varieties; agroforest planning, planting, and maintenance; selection of suitable accompanying crops; value-added products; and economic evaluation. The guide provides a range of growing scenarios from backyard gardens to large farms in the tropics.

The guide was developed with funding by Patagonia Provisions®, the State of Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE), the Kaua‘i County Office of Economic Development and published by the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalāheo, Kauai, and Permanent Agriculture Resources, Hōlualoa, Hawai‘i.

Using detailed design examples, species tables, and design descriptions and 95 photos and illustrations, this book breaks new ground in showing growers how to plan and implement agroforestry that emphasizes breadfruit production. In so doing, growers can design their production to be resilient to changes in weather and market prices—and build a stronger local food system in the process.

Download the free web pdf edition (PDF file, 7MB). Hard copies can also be purchased from online retailers such as Amazon.com.

Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling

Breadfruit-production-guide-front-cover-2nd-Edition-200pxDownload the new production guide for growers, cooks, and consumers. Grow, prepare, and eat breadfruit like a pro! The magnificent breadfruit is once again being acknowledged for its role as a delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food for Hawai‘i. This guide is for those who would like to see more breadfruit in the landscape and on the table. Main topics covered include how to take care of breadfruit trees, how and when to harvest fruit, and how to process and store fruit—all for optimital quality and value in the marketplace. This unique guide is the best information currently available. Download the 36-page guide for free or purchase hard copies (sales support the Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu project).

For chefs and consumers: Brief Breadfruit Basics

Breadfruit-Handling-and-Preparation-Fact-Sheet-200pxA free, essential guide to selecting fruit for cooking, avoiding sap problems, and easy cooking techniques. Learn the proper stage of maturity too look for when harvesting or purchasing at the market, as well as what stage of maturity to avoid for most dishes. This a quick and easy guide for everyone who wants to include more breadfruit in their cooking. An excerpt from the guide, "Mature fruit has the best flavor and texture for most dishes where a potato-like consistency is desired. It’s perfect for eating plain or with a sauce, or for making breadfruit salad, stew, curry, fries and many more kinds of dishes." Download the 2-page guide.

For chefs and consumers: Breadfruit Nutritional Value

Breadfruit-Nutrition-Fact-Sheet-200pxA free guide to breadfruit nutritional value and versitility as a food. How does breadfruit stack up against imported starches such as potatoes and rice? Once considered "famine food," breadfruit is now known to be a versatile staple that can be used in appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Recent work by the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on breadfruit nutrition reveals some interesting facts about how nutritious breadfruit is. This guide also gives examples of the different kinds of dishes that can easily be made from breadfruit. Download the 2-page guide.


For chefs and consumers: Variety cards for 'ulu, Ma'afala, and Meinpadahk

Free information cards to learn about the unique qualities of three important varieties in Hawai'i. Have you ever wondered about the difference between Hawaiian 'ulu and Samoan Ma'afala or the Micronesian Meinpadahk varieties. These variety cards will give you a quick introduction to these important varieties. Download the variety cards for Ma'afala 'Ulu Meinpadahk


Instructional videos

Handling and Preparation of Breadfruit with celebrity chef Sam Choy

 Breadfruit—Best Practices for Harvest and Postharvest

The Ho'oulu breadfruit cookbook: Learn how to pick or buy fruit, cook, and prepare wonderful breadfruit dishes!

Breadfruit-cookbook-front-cover-300px2This new cookbook is essential for both novice and expert breadfruit cooks. It covers how to select fruit that will have the best taste and texture for the dish you are preparing. Then it covers the most important ways to cook breadfruit to eat plain (like potato) or use in various recipes. Finally, it presents 20 recipes selected from the last 25 years of breadfruit cookoffs and cooking contests in Hawai'i, allowing you to pick a dish perfect for any occassion. Your purchase helps support the Ho‘oulu ka 'Ulu—Revitalizing Breadfruit project.

Order the book now from Amazon.com.

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