Breadfruit is generally eaten as a vegetable and related to the fig. The fruit resembles a round or oval melon, 20-25.5 cm (8-10 inches) in diameter with a thick, rough, yellowish-green rind which ripens to brown. It is so named because the pale, pulpy flesh around the large central core has a mild flavour similar to fresh bread or globe artichokes. To use, peel it and then either bake, fry or boil it, or it can be made into soup. It can be included in either sweet or savoury dishes. It grows on a tall tree with broad green leaves, providing shade as well as fruit. A well-watered tree can produce as many as 1000 fruits in a year.

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