We should learn to love the messy green fruit that sometimes seems more like a nuisance — or a weapon — than a source of nutrition.
When I was in elementary school, my parents rented a house on Aukai Avenue in Kahala while they looked for a place to buy on the beach.
Out in back, a huge breadfruit tree grew by the garage. It was neglected and despised for the messy green fruits it dropped on the garage roof and the driveway, where the ripe fruit sat until it rotted into smelly piles of pulp.
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(Photo: Properly prepared, breadfruit can be a tasty addition to many recipes. Denby Fawcett)