At the National Tropical Botanical Garden‘s Kahanu Garden in Hana, Ramsay explores the world’s largest and most diverse collection of breadfruit trees — and then prepares a venison shepherd’s pie stuffed with breadfruit mash.
The episode airs on Sunday, Aug. 11 on the National Geographic channel.
Mike Opgenorth, director of NTBG’s Kahanu Garden and Preserve, introduces chef Gordon Ramsay to breadfruit, a fruit that can be used as a vegetable. (National Geographic/Michael Muller)
National Geographic/Michael Mull
Hawaii’s NTBG is a hub of breadfruit conservation and study, promoting a breadfruit renaissance by encouraging Hawaii residents to plant their own breadfruit tree and eat more of the starchy yet sweet member of the fig family.
Beyond Hawaii, NTBG’s The Breadfruit Institute, which is based on Kauai, is working to fend off world hunger by planting breadfruit trees in tropical and subtropical communities around the globe.
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