Monday, February 14, 2011

Breadnut Soup

Breadnut ( Artocarpus camansi ) is known as buah pulur in Sarawak.  Similar to breadfruit ( Artocarpus altilis ) in term of size, a breadnut is easily distinguished by its spiny skin, less compact pulp, and numerous seeds.

Pulur is grown mainly for the nutritious seeds.  Seeds are often roasted or boiled.  Pulp of young immature pulur fruit also consumed as vegetables, often cooked in soups.

Just like other fruit of Moraceae family, breadnut bleeds milky sap, when the parenchymatous tissues are cut, making it is a messy task cutting a pulurHowever, the seeds, when cooked, have the taste and aroma similar to chestnut.  Worth the effort .    Nyamai ! ( means delicious in Iban language )


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