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Breadfruit Calories

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

The Energy Values in Breadfruit

One-fourth of a medium-sized breadfruit contains 100 calories. One medium-sized contains about 400 and three ounces contains about 100 Kcals.

The cooked breadfruit has a flavor very similar to potato bread and it is generally available year-round.

When the seeds are roasted, they resemble the chestnut in flavor.

Per cup, fresh breadfruit contains 24.20 sugar grams; one-quarter of a small breadfruit contains about 11 sugar grams. One cup of fresh contains 1.1 g of Vitamin K.

The Nutritional Content of Breadfruit

Below is the nutritional data for breadfruit in its raw state. It can also be purchased in the following forms:

- Raw Seeds
- Boiled Seeds
- Roasted Seeds

Breadfruit Calories, Nutrition Facts

Vitamins, Minerals

Units

100 Grams

1 Cup

1/4 Small Breadfruit, 96 Grams

Energy kcal 103 227 99
Protein g 1.07 2.35 1.03
Total lipid (fat) g 0.23 0.51 0.22
Carbohydrate, by difference g 27.12 59.66 26.04
Fiber, total dietary g 4.9 10.8 4.7
Sugars, total g 11.00 24.20 10.56
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 17 37 16
Iron, Fe mg 0.54 1.19 0.52
Magnesium, Mg mg 25 55 24
Phosphorus, P mg 30 66 29
Potassium, K mg 490 1078 470
Sodium, Na mg 2 4 2
Zinc, Zn mg 0.12 0.26 0.12
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 29.0 63.8 27.8
Thiamin mg 0.110 0.242 0.106
Riboflavin mg 0.030 0.066 0.029
Niacin mg 0.900 1.980 0.864
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.100 0.220 0.096
Folate, DFE g 14 31 13
Vitamin B-12 g 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE g 0 0 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 0 0 0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.10 0.22 0.10
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) g 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0 0 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) g 0.5 1.1 0.5
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.048 0.106 0.046
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.034 0.075 0.033
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.066 0.145 0.063
Cholesterol mg 0 0 0

Breadfruit is a very popular ingredient in the Jamaican diet and is used for breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. It is also a staple food in many other tropical regions of the world.

 

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