Large spherical, starchy fruit of the tree Artocarpus communis, A. incisa, or A. altilis, discovered in 1688 in the Pacific island of Guam by William Dampier. Staple but seasonal food in the Caribbean, eaten roasted whole when ripe, or boiled in pieces when green. The seeds, known as breadnuts, are also eaten. A 200‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C; a source of iron and vitamin B1; supplies 220 kcal (925 kJ).
Subjects: Medicine and Health.