National Geographic : 1928 Feb
THE BREADFRUIT TREE (LEFT) PROVIDES THIS FAMILY'S FOOD The most important staple of the South Sea Islands is a fruit about the size of a small melon. Wallace, thenoted naturalist, says that "with meat and gravy it is a vegetable superior to anything I know, either in temperate or tropical countries."When cooked, thetaste has been compared to that of boiled potatoes and sweet milk. The author made only a brief visit to Ua Pou (Island of Night) oftheMarquesas Group.