New Research From NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute

NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute Director Dr. Diane Ragone and co-authors at the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR) and the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and University of Guelph have recently published research papers based on findings using NTBG’s breadfruit conservation collection in Hawaii. The UH-CTHAR paper is entitled Breadfruit and Breadfruit Diseases in Hawaii: History, Identification and Management can be read in its entirety here.

The second paper, South Pacific cultivars of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg and A. mariannensis Trécul) and their hybrids (A. altilis × A. mariannensis) have unique dietary starch, protein and fiber, appears in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. The abstract is available here.

NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute promotes the study, conservation, and use of breadfruit for food and reforestation. Learn more at

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