Update: Our ulu chips are made and now available for purchase from our 717 Manono St. Gift Shop and at our online store at the following link: Ulu Chips
It’s ulu (breadfruit) season again here in Hawaii. We have been getting requests for ulu chips all year and the time is almost here. We will be making our first batch of ulu chips this week and will be posting to our Facebook Page as soon as the chips are ready and in our gift shop. Please join and like our Facebook page to make sure you get the update.
Breadfruit makes great chips that have a very distinct taste. They are similar to a potato chip, but also have a bread-like aroma and taste.
Called “ulu” here in Hawaii, it is a starch based fruit that is part of the Fig family. Breadfruit grows on trees which can reach 40-60 feet tall and a similar width. The fruit of the tree is usually round, oval or oblong and can weigh over 10 pounds each.
One of the most impressive things about ulu trees is that each tree can produce a large amount of fruit. A single tree can produce 200 or more grapefruit sized fruits per season. While not all trees will produce this much, and not all fruit will grow to full size, this give a potential output of over 2000 pounds of fruit per tree. It’s one of the reasons that breadfruit is being cultivated around the world to help end hunger.
Stop by our gift shop and give our ulu chips a try. You won’t be disappointed. We are located at 717 Manono St. Hilo, HI 96720 or give us a call: 808-969-9600.
You can also visit our online store to see our full line of products: Hawaii Island Gourmet
The following links have more information on breadfruit: