Artocarpus incisa L.

Cut into pieces, boiled and still warm, it is served for breakfast with butter, honey or molasses in various places in the North and Northeast region. As the name denotes, the fruit can actually replace bread. When ripe, the light-colored, mealy pulp, with high starch content, becomes sweeter. For home consumption, however, popular wisdom recommends that the fruit is harvested “de vez” (slightly under-ripen), and then boiled, fried or roasted. It can also be used in soups, desserts, and to make porridge, with coconut milk.