Breadfruit is a tropical fruit that belongs to the mulberry family, Moraceae. It is native to the South Pacific, but is now widely grown in tropical regions around the world. The tree can grow up to 50 feet tall and has large, glossy leaves. The fruit is round or oval-shaped and can be green or yellow when ripe. The exterior of the fruit is covered in small, raised bumps, and the flesh inside is starchy and bland. When cooked, the texture becomes similar to that of bread or potatoes, which is where the fruit gets its name from. They are typically roasted, baked, boiled, mashed, fried or used in stews, curries, and soups. They are often used as a staple food in many Pacific islands, it is rich in carbohydrates and also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber.