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What is Breadfruit?

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sat, 2014-01-11 13:35
breadfruit

What is breadfruit and how do you cook it?

Bread Fruit:- Sierra Leone, Krio local food name is Bredfruit (Mende name is Belefu and Temne name is Ma-Kant-Ma-Potho) this is a starchy fruit, green on the outside, cream-white in the inside, usually boiled, roasted of fried, Its name is derived from the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a potato-like flavor, similar to freshly baked bread.* Mainly carbohydrate, very ripe breadfruit becomes sweet, as the starch converts to sugar.

Sierra Leone Diet: Local Food Names

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Sun, 2013-09-08 16:49
African Apple

What are the main ingredients used in West African cooking? Ingredients used in West African cooking are now more readily available in a market near you in the major cities. Super markets now stock World Food or Ethnic Food in the major cities. Above picture of African Apples.

Krio, Mende and Temne

Here is a list of the food names and local names in the Sierra Leone diet.

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