San Diego man fights world hunger with rare fruit

San Diego man fights world hunger with rare fruit

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=25350896]SAN DIEGO – A San Diego man is trying to grow breadfruit in some of the world’s poorest regions.

If you grew up in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, there’s a good chance you’ve had it before, but breadfruit is rare in most parts of the world.

Josh Schneider is a horticulturist who first came across the unconventional fruit in Hawaii.

“ItScreen Shot 2013-11-12 at 2.07.08 PM’s called breadfruit because in the tropics the people would chop up the plant and put it in a hole with banana leaves.  They’d let them ferment and then the ladies in the village would take a piece of it,” Schneider said.

“It’s like a sourdough loaf and it looks like bread, it smells like bread and it tastes like bread,” said Schneider. “It really is like a potato, anything you can do with a potato you can do with breadfruit.”

“I like it fried, you can make…

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