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Breadfruit is a very popular fruit that belongs to the class of fruits that arise from flowering species. The plant, which is scientifically known as Artocarpus altilis, is a prominent member of the mulberry family, which makes breadfruit a variant of mulberry. It is widely consumed due to the nutrition and healthy calories present in it. Today, it is commercially planted in many regions all across the world. Prominent plantations are seen in regions around the Pacific ocean.

Breadfruit Nutrition Facts

The nutritional value of breadfruit is stated to be very high. Following is a list of nutrients that are conventionally derived by the human body as a result of its consumption.
  • Proteins
  • Fiber
  • Water
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Niacin
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B6
The amount and proportion of these nutrients often differs on the basis of size of the fruit and nature of tree.

Calories in Breadfruit

The nutrition and calories are calculated on the basis of one serving of the fruit which totals to about 3.4 ounces. A total of 99 calories are found in the edible portion of the fruit. These calories amount to about 413 joules of energy. One serving of an average edible portion contains sugar, sodium, carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, and potassium. The major amount of calories that are derived come from the direct sugar and carbohydrates. This fruit has about 26 grams of carbohydrates, 47 grams of dietary fiber, and 10.6 grams of sugars. The protein content amounts to about 1 gram. The fruit also contains 16.3 milligrams of calcium and 470.4 milligrams of potassium. It also contains about 0.2 grams of fat, which are not saturated and can be metabolized very easily.

Breadfruit makes for an excellent snack that can be eaten during the day and in between meals. The vitamin and mineral content make it an excellent breakfast accompaniment. The only drawback is that it contains rather a large quantity of carbohydrates and sugars. Due to this, it is recommended that one does not have it at night in order to prevent calories from depositing in the body tissues. The nutrients can be metabolized with the help of 27 minutes of walking, 11 minutes of running, 8 minutes of swimming, or even 15 minutes of cycling. There are different ways of cooking and eating breadfruit. The best calories and nutrition can be derived by consuming the edible portion of the fruit as it is.