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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Breadfruit Fries

Breadfruit fries are easy to make.

Breadfruit taste similar to potatoes and breadfruit fries are easy to make. Just like the banana and plantain the breadfruit is eaten ripe as a fruit or green as a vegetable. Breadfruits are edible large size fruit yellow green in color, a very popular recipe ingredient.

In the green stage breadfruit is hard and the interior is white, starchy, coarse and hard. When fully ripe, the fruit is somewhat soft, the interior is a creamy yellow color and smells sweet. 

Cooking with breadfruit sounds exotic because breadfruit does not look like your typical supermarket fruit. Breadfruit is cooked by baking, steaming, frying, dried and ground into flour. 

Breadfruit grows throughout West Africa

The steamed fruit is sometimes sliced, rolled in flour and fried in deep fat in Ghana. In Uganda, breadfruit stew is made by boiling green chunks of breadfruit in milk and water until soft, then add onions, garlic, hot peppers, and spices.

Breadfruits are edible large cantaloupe size fruit yellow green in color, a very popular recipe ingredient in African food recipes and with hard starchy white flesh similar to a potato. Skin texture of breadfruit ranges from smooth to rough to spiny.

It is easy to select breadfruit select a firm to the touch breadfruit creamy white or pale yellow inside. Cooking breadfruit is as easy as baking a potato. Baked breadfruit taste similar to potatoes and when making breadfruit treat breadfruit as you would a potato.

Your new best cooking friend incredible edible breadfruit is rich in riboflavin, iron, niacin, thiamin, potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, selenium and phosphorus.

The breadfruit is believed to be native to a vast area extending from New Guinea through the Indo-Malayan Archipelago to Western Micronesia imported more than 3,000 years. Hundreds of varieties have been cultivated and more than 2,000 names have been documented.

Breadfruit taste similar to potatoes. Breadfruits are edible large size fruit yellow green in color, a very popular recipe ingredient. Breadfruit grows throughout West Africa. and is a versatile crop that is cooked and eaten at all stages of maturity. The seeds are also edible when cooked.

 
Baked Breadfruit Recipe

Breadfruit Fries 

Ripe breadfruit is best for making fries. 


Ingredients

1/2 ripe breadfruit, peeled and sliced into thin wedges

Salt to taste

¼ cup olive oil


Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a large sheet pan. Peel the ripe breadfruit; remove the core, cut into 12 even wedges, place on baking sheet and brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake 45 minutes or until breadfruit is tender. Serve warm with anything you would serve with French fries.

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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