Where does breadfruit grow?
It is relaxing to dream of a lazy land where the trees grow 100 loaves of bread. Nature provides plenty of foodstuffs, but as a rule we must work to prepare them and make them edible. In real life., this is true of the breadfruit tree. It requires effort to gather its mealy loaves and still more effort to cook them, for this bread cannot be eaten raw. Captain James Cook was an explorer with a hobby. He searched for useful plants and introduced them to other lands. He was impressed by the breadfruit of the South Pacific islands. Two ships were sent to bring cuttings to the West Indies. The first never returned. The Second succeeded, and breadfruit still grows in Jamaica. The first ship was the Bounty, under Captain Bligh, and the voyage for breadfruit ended in a famous mutiny. Breadfruit trees have thrived in Malaya since ancient times. They are common in India and Ceylon. They grow on the Pacific islands north and south of the equator. From the West Indies, breadfruit was introduced to