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Breadfruit ("buen pan" in Spanish) is known by its name because its pulp has a texture similar to baked bread or potato. According to some sources, this year-round fruit came from the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia, specifically in Indonesia and New Guinea. Depending on the species, this fruit has a round or oval shape. It can reach 30 cm (11.8 in) in diameter and weigh between 2 and 4 kg (4.4 and 8.8 lb). Breadfruit can be produced in any of the eight agricultural zones of the Dominican Republic.
Breadfruit is a gluten-free and highly nutritious tropical fruit. It contains protein, antioxidants, and vitamins, along with omega fatty acids. To reach the flesh and eat it, you need to crack it open and cook it. Then, you can make various dishes with the breadfruit: from bread to dips to desserts and even more.