San Diego man fights world hunger with rare fruit
[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.
“It’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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