Herter's Records
Number of sheets: 1 Preparation page for Herter's Inc. Cookbook III Page 278; black and white photo of Jacques (Jack) P. Herter holding breadfruit. Caption: "Breadfruit is 4 to 8 inches in diameter. In the green, unripe stage the inside is fibrous and white. The central core is tough. Boiled, it tastes like a white potato. When ripe, the rind becomes greenish brown or greenish yellow and the inside becomes sweet, all starch changing to sugar. Breadfruit was brought to the Hawaiian Islands by accident before the white man discovered them. A canoe full of Polynesians chased off from Tahiti had some breadfruit suckers in their canoe. They landed at Ewa and carried the breadfruit suckers across the mountains to the chiefs of Oahu. With this offering they hoped to be allowed to stay on the Island. Breadfruit has more calcium than white potatoes. It is a good source of thiamine and niacin and a fair source of ascorbic acid and riboflavin. It is stupidly not served at any of the restaurants on the Hawaiian Islands."