Frequently Asked Questions


When will my order arrive?

Hawai’i orders are shipped out on Tuesdays and Thursdays using FedEx priority overnight and will arrive by Wednesday or Friday by 5 p.m.

Continental U.S. and Alaska orders are shipped on TUESDAYS ONLY, and will arrive either on Wednesday or Thursday depending on your selected shipping method.

Where do you ship to?

We currently ship to Hawaiʻi addresses, Continental US, and Alaska. Food products are shipped via FedEx and cannot be sent to PO boxes, only street addresses.

How are your orders shipped?

Perishable food items are shipped via FedEx Overnight, Priority Overnight, or FedEx 2nd Day depending on your selected product and location. We use eco-friendly packaging and insulation to ship perishable food items. Nonperishable items such as goods and apparel may also be shipped using first class United States Postal Service.

When are your order cut off times for fulfillment?

Hawaiʻi orders must be placed on our website by noon the day before shipping to make the cut off for next day fulfillment. Continental U.S. and Alaska orders must be placed by noon on Monday to make the cut off for next day fulfillment and will otherwise be shipped out the following week.

General Questions

What is breadfruit?

Breadfruit is also known as the tree potato! It is a tropical perennial tree that produces a starchy, nutritious fruit with a bread-like texture when cooked. It can be savory and sweet depending on the ripeness of the fruit. It is an important Polynesian staple crop, with one tree producing hundreds of pounds of food annually. Learn more about breadfruit’s unparalleled deliciousness, versatility and sustainability on our Breadfruit Blog.

What is ‘ulu?

‘Ulu means breadfruit in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi - the Hawaiian language. Within the okina (ʻ), the word ulu means “to grow”. ‘Ulu fruit is one of 26 vital canoe plants brought to Hawai‘i by Polynesian voyagers over a millennia ago.

How do you cook breadfruit?

Breadfruit can be cooked in a variety of ways and is arguably the most versatile starch on earth! Depending on its maturity stage or ripeness, breadfruit can be made into main dishes, salads, soups appetizers, and even dessert! It can be boiled, steamed, roasted, grilled, fried, baked, mashed, and turned into gluten-free flour. The question is really: what can’t ‘ulu do? Visit our breadfruit recipes page to learn more about this amazing fruit’s versatility and how you can cook with breadfruit.

What does breadfruit taste like?

When breadfruit is still firm and unripe it tastes similar to a potato – but better! When breadfruit is soft and ripe, it tastes more like sweet potato or pumpkin with hints of banana and pineapple.

Is breadfruit good for me?

Breadfruit is a fruit with the properties of a complex carbohydrate. It's high in vitamin C, potassium, and calcium, which help keep bodies healthy and strong. Breadfruit is a low glycemic index food and an excellent source of fiber. It is also gluten-free and an excellent source of plant-based protein, containing all the essential amino acids!

Where do I buy breadfruit?

You can buy recipe-ready (par-cooked and frozen) breadfruit and ready-to-eat breadfruit products such as hummus and chocolate mousse directly from us through our online store. You can also find our breadfruit products and those made by other Hawaiʻi manufacturers, as well as restaurants serving prepared foods, using our product locator.

Fresh breadfruit can be found at local markets during breadfruit season (July to December) in Hawai‘i, or picked up with advance notice from either of our Hawaiʻi Island facilities in Kona and Hilo.