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Surigao del Sur's Breadfruit: A Sweet Snack with a Surprise

Surigao del Sur

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Aug 12, 2015
Surigao del Sur's Breadfruit: A Sweet Snack with a Surprise

Breadfruit or “kulu” looks like spikeless marang. A marang tree can reach up to 85 feet, bearing fruits all year long. On a trip to Surigao del Sur early this year, Ayoke Island residents substitute it for rice when they cannot go to the mainland during storms.

Just like our favorite ginataang langka, kulu can be cooked with coconut milk.   

While on an island tour of Samal, one resort served kulu differently. 

Preparing kulu as snack is as easy as cooking sweet potato. Peel the kulu, slice into bite sizes, fry the sliced flesh, and then sprinkle it with brown sugar, and enjoy a delicious snack. 

It tastes like crispy sweet potato fries but the flesh melts in your mouth. 

Breadfruit is a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C and Niacin (Vitamin B3) and has high amount of potassium which helps in muscle contraction and in maintaining the cell electrolyte balance in our body.

It is one alternative snack I like!  I choose Filipino snacks, I choose kulu!

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