Buah Sukun or Sukun fruit or in English Bread Fruit or buah roti in Malay.
Breadfruit is a very popular fruit that originates out of the flowering species. Scientifically known as ‘Artocarpus Altilis’, the breadfruit plant is a member of the ‘mulberry family’, thus making it a variance of mulberry. Native to the Malay Peninsula and the western Pacific Islands, the fruit’s shape, size and feel is unlike any typical fruit, as it looks like bread.”
Many Malaysian are not familiar with this fruit called Sukun. It’s a big tree with big leaves.
I have never seen Sukun in any of our fruit stall, pasar malam or even supermarket or hypermarket.
Have you seen these fruits before?
We are fortunate to taste Sukun when we passed by a corner house and this nice Pak Cik (uncle) gave us one after we ask him whether we can take one. He even teach us how to fried Buah Sukun, using flour to fried into “Fried Buah Sukun” or BreadFruit Fritters.
The very thought crossed our mind is Fried??!!
We are not so much into fried food, so my husband and I thought of eating it in its most natural form. Therefore, we waited for few days.
By day 3, outer layer is very soft.. feels like poking your fingers into a dough, while some of the inner layer are not too ripe. Perhaps we should cut it after day 5 or so.
How does a Sukun taste like?
Taste sweet when it’s fully ripe. Just like eating jackfruit (cempedak) or durian. It’s flesh is yellow, cream in colored, which is sweet with a nice fragrant smell.
Nutrition Benefits Of Eating Breadfruit:
The Nutrients that one cup or 220 grams of Raw Breadfruit contain, are:
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin- Vitamin B3, Niacin- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid- Vitamin C (Extreme Amount)- Vitamin E- Vitamin K- Protein- Choline- Calcium- Iron- Magnesium- Phosphorus- Potassium (Good Amount)- Sodium- Zinc- Copper- Manganese- Selenium- Natural Fats- Omega 3 Fatty Acids- Omega 6 Fatty Acids- Natural Sugars- Dietary Fiber (Good Amount)- Carbohydrates (Good Amount)- Calories
– Improves wound healing- Prevents cells from damages- Improves gums health- Improves teeth health- Improves Immune System- Protects from free radicals- Reduces Aging- Lowers Risks of some Cancers- Improves Iron absorption- Improves Lung health- Prevents from frequent colds- Protects from frequent infections
– Improves nerve function- Improves muscle function- Reduces confusion- Reduces irritability- Reduces fatigue- Lowers chance of heart problems- Lowers chance of high blood pressure- Protects from chronic diarrhea- Improves exercise ability
– Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels- Normalizes Cholesterol Levels- Helps prevent constipation- Helps prevent hemorrhoids- Supports Weight Loss
Where to buy Sukun in Malaysia
Putra Perdana in Puchong
Direction by one of my Facebook friend Kay Poh Chee
“By the road side.. some kelantanese selling… from ioi mall go straight until tractors malaysia, turn left and go straight above the fly over, next fly over trafic lights turn right… go straight only until see a petronas on ur right, opposite the petronas got those people selling fruits by the road side… if there they dun have keep going straight coz got a few people and only 1 of them sells it”
Time: Afternoon 2pm – 4pm