Cooking, cleaning, and ironing, with the music loud and the windows open before going to the gym, and hopefully catching a bit of the evening sun, all while recounting the blessings the Lord has put in my life.
Gratitude brings hope and a hopeful heart renews purpose. May the Lord bless y’all in ways you didn’t know you needed.
#Breadfruit (Artocarpus Altilis) is a member of the Moraceae (fig) family. The scientific or Latin name is derived from Greek (artos=bread | karpos=fruit), and altilis means "fat". Baked or roasted in fire, the fruits has a starchy texture and fragrance that is reminiscent of fresh baked bread.
Breadfruit has been an important staple crop and component of traditional agroforestry systems in the Pacific for more than 3000 years. This #Species#originated in the #SouthPacific and was spread throughout Oceania by intrepid islanders settling the numerous islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Due to the efforts of Captain Bligh and French voyagers, a few #SEEDLESS#varieties from #Polynesia were #introduced to the #Carribean in the late #1700s .
The wild ancestor of breadfruit, Artocarpus Camansi (#Breadnut ) #naturally#occurs in New Guinea, the Moluccas (Indonesia), and possibly the Philippines. Breadnut accompanied seedless breadfruit varieties on their trek beyond the Pacific and is now widely grown in other tropical regions.
Breadfruit was first #domesticated in the western Pacific and #spread#by#humans throughout the region. The tree is grown on most Pacific Islands, with the exception of New Zealand and Easter Island. It is now cultivated throughout the tropics. In the late 1700s several varieties were introduced to #Jamaica and#StVincent from #Tahiti and a #Tongan variety was introduced to Martinique and Cayenne via Mauritius. These Polynesian varieties were then spread throughout the Carribean and to Central and South America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, northern Australia, and south Florida.
Potted Breadfruit trees (seedless) were brought on the Providence to the West Indies (St. Vincent and Jamaica) from Tahiti in 1973 by Captain William Bligh as a cheap food for slaves on the sugar plantations
Real breadfruit is seeded and contains nuts.
Hybrids been happening since and before slavery.