The Kulu fruit, (Breadfruit) is native to the Pacific Islands. The English name of this fruit is derived from its extremely high starch content. Common throughout Timor-Leste, Kulus are eaten as a snack. They can be boiled, fried or baked over an open fire, and are often eaten with a mixture of salt and chilli. In Timor-Leste, there are three types of this fruit known as Kulu Baka, Kulu Jaka and Kulu Kesa (pictured).
Photo by Martine Perret / UNMIT
17th November 2008