Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Breadfruit or 'ula

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Breadfruit was probably brought to the Hawaiian Islands by the first Polynesians who traveled 2000 miles across the ocean in canoes. The plant is grown from suckers and is not at all salt tolerant. This must have been a difficult journey without plastic bags. It was used for food, medicine, and wood, so it is easy to see why people traveling to a new land would want to bring a start of such a plant.

BEWARE of the DURIAN FRUIT! - Free videos are just a click away">This looks a little bit like a breadfruit but is called a durian and although it is loved by people in the Pacific basin, westerners on the whole find it repulsive.

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