Beyond the Bounty: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) for food security and novel foods in the 21st Century

dc.contributor.author Jones, A.M.P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ragone, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tavana, N.G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bernotas, D.W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Murch, S.J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-27T21:58:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-27T21:58:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.description research en_US
dc.description.abstract The Food and Agriculture Organization recently reported that the number undernourished people has reached a record high of 1.02 billion, most prevalent in the tropics. Breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg, is an underutilized Oceanic staple crop long recognized for its potential to alleviate hunger in tropical climates. Breadfruit can be grown sustainably with minimal agricultural inputs and can be multicropped with high value cash crops such as coffee, pepper, or vanilla. A great diversity of cultivars with varying nutritional and agronomic characteristics exists, yet few cultivars are widely cultivated. Recent developments in micropropagation have made possible large scale propagation and dissemination but to fully utilize this resource, a deeper understanding of the nutritional characteristics, and the development of new products and markets are needed. This review will highlight and describe the state of our current knowledge and the potential for breadfruit as a sustainable crop to provide new foods for Western markets and food security for the growing global population. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jones A M P, Ragone D, Tavana N G, Bernotas D W, Murch S J. 2011. Beyond the bounty: breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) for food security and novel foods in the 21st century. Ethnobotany Res Appl 9:129-149. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/21022
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.title Beyond the Bounty: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) for food security and novel foods in the 21st Century en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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