African Breadfruit Seeds (Treculia Africana)
Treculia Africana Seeds, commonly called African Breadfruit Seeds, grow naturally in the tropical rain-forest. The Breadfruit Seeds are harvested from the hard and fibrous African Breadfruit, which can grow to the size of a large ball. African Breadfruit is closely related to the other tropical fruits such as jackfruit, breadnut, figs, and mulberries. Delicious and nutritious, these seeds are packed full of nutrients and are sure to become a favorite!
Cook for 90 to 120 mins for better taste.
African Breadfruit Seed Health Benefits
African Breadfruit is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, to include beta-carotene, vitamin c, and folic acid (folate). To extract the seeds from the African Breadfruit, the fruits are allowed to ripen and fall from the large trees where they grow. Once harvested, the seeds are typically roasted and eaten. They can also be boiled to soften them to create a sort of thick porridge. Research has shown that adding Breadfruit Seeds to your diet on a regular basis will help lower blood lipid levels and blood glucose levels.
Studies have also linked this power seed to reducing blood glucose, total cholesterol, and VLDLs. High in fiber and other nutrients, African Breadfruit Seeds promote digestive health. They help block the absorption of glucose from the food we eat, thus controlling diabetes and even weight. The African Breadfruit are a great source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which are essential for the proper development of the mind and body. Not to mention this seed is a great source of protein, which helps to boost your energy levels!
African Breadfruit Seeds provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals, to include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Breadfruit Seed Uses
- Breadfruit Seeds are used for both medicinal and nutritional purposes.
- Cooking: Breadfruit Seeds are commonly used in soups and stews, and are used to make porridge. They can also be roasted and consumed on their own as a healthy little snack. These seeds can be boiled, roasted, baked or fried. Breadfruit seeds are often cooked in salted water, roasted with salt over, or baked before eating.
- Salad: Roasted Breadfruit Seeds can be sprinkled on your leafy salad for extra nutritional value and added texture.
- Medicinal Uses: Breadfruit is an excellent source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which naturally condition the hair, reducing hair breakage. The fatty acids present in breadfruit help to regulate the sebum production in the scalp, reducing dandruff and itchiness.
Naturalike Breadfruit Seeds
At Naturalike, we source all of our African Breadfruit Seeds directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We take the time to form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality product that we have become know to deliver. Enjoy!