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Re-discovering a Superfood: The Breadfruit

Our mission is to share with you and the world this superfood as a nutritious, tasty & easy to use GLUTEN FREE flour.

Re-discovering a Superfood: The Breadfruit

Our mission is to share with you and the world this superfood as a nutritious, tasty & easy to use GLUTEN FREE flour.

$4,138
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 15 2019 4:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 15, 2019

About

What if we tell you that there is an Alternative Nutritious Flour from a naturally gluten-free superfood, that contains the 20 essential amino acids, proteins, antioxidants and is high in fiber? 

 MEET THE BREADFRUIT ! 

Breadfruit is an extraordinary fruit. Not only is breadfruit a delicious food, but based on the American Heart Association, its high fiber content decreases bad cholesterol and triglycerides which increase heart attack risks. A high intake of fiber lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, while elevating HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the body. The Breadfruit has been associated with the following health benefits:

  • Fights against colon & liver cancer, because it is high in antioxidants
  • Good for Digestive Health for its high levels of thiamine
  • Helps improve Brain Function
  • Good for a healthy heart
  • Serves as a Weight Loss Diet
  • Maintains Bone Health- (content of minerals Calcium and Magnesium)
  • Enhances Energy in the Body
  • Helps in Controlling Diabetes
  • Nourishes the Skin
  • Good for Pregnancy
  • Improves the Immune System , it’s loaded with bioflavonoids.
  • Fatty acids also stimulate skin and hair growth, regulate our metabolism, promote reproduction and stimulate bone health.
  • Reduces Blood Sugar & Inflammation 

After learning about the substantial benefits of this fruit, we decided to mix our creativity with our passion and put hands to work. That’s how we came up with delicious, nutritional, and easy-to-use Gluten Free Breadfruit flour blends for EVERYONE. Thanks to these flour blends, you can have a very healthy option to enjoy tasty and nutritious pancakes, waffles, soups, and lots of other breadfruit goodies

Now you can share this nutritious gluten-free Breadfruit flour with your tummy, your loved ones and the whole world.

 FARM TO TABLE ! 

At Amasar, we follow the “ farm to table” agribusiness model. This means that, at our farm, we use eco-friendly practices where the sun, wind, and rain are our allies.  Not to mention, breadfruit grows naturally across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  In the past, these fruits were not used to their full potential.  Today, however, Amasar is becoming an alternative that enables local farmers to reap financial benefit from growing this fruit on their small farms. We are striving to continue turning this fruit into an available nutritious option for you.

 FAMILY START UP ! 

Amasar is a family startup nestled deep within the nutrient-rich high mountains in the middle of Puerto Rico.  Although our Island was completely devastated by Hurricane Maria, my husband and I put together our savings, passion, time and energy to embark in our agroecological journey. To our surprise, family and friends decided to join us in this breadfruit adventure.

 How Do We Operate? 

 MANUAL OPERATION !  At this point in time, our breadfruit operation is basically done by hand, which limits our processing capability.  This is why we are turning to YOU.

With your support, we would like to acquire machinery that will allow us to offer the benefits of breadfruit not only to families here in Puerto Rico but also to many families throughout the world, giving them the chance to enjoy this little-known, tasty, and naturally gluten-free delicacy while reaping its nutritional benefits. 

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 Join us and become part of the Amasar family!  Give your loved ones nutritious treats. Their tummies will thank you for it…

WHY FLOUR ?  Breadfruit is a highly perishable fruit that grows mainly from July to November.  As such, during the rest of the year, Caribbean families have to wait until the next season to enjoy breadfruit again.  In conversations with friends, we came up with the idea of making breadfruit available all year round, but as a flour with no preservatives and multiple purposes.

By using this superfood, Amasar has developed a naturally gluten-free, no sugar added, no salt added, no preservatives, tasty, and easy-to-use flour blend.

 The Breadfruit is considered a superfood because: it’s an excellent source of fiber, contains proteins and carbs, and natural oils. Better yet, it also provides many nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and other antioxidants. See it for yourself!.

THIS IS HOW EASY AND VERSATILE IT IS !  See some of our recipes.


 Tropical Breadfruit Pancakes 

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Breakfast Breadfruit Custard 

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Crunchy Eggplant Fritters 

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 Our Story 

 LOVE FOR AGRICULTURE ! 

 My husband and I have always been very involved in agriculture. We were both raised on coffee farms in the mountains of the island of Puerto Rico. We were both proud to be active members of Future Farmers of America (FFA), a national organization where we learned about leadership and gained deeper insight into the importance of agriculture for Puerto Rico and—even better—for the world.

I am a microbiologist with an MS in Biochemistry, and I have a professional background as a math and science teacher.  Jesús, my husband, is a chemical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Yet, somehow, even after all those years, we found ourselves being drawn back to agriculture.

Though it has been a challenge, returning to our agricultural roots has been very enriching.  In 2016, we decided to embark on this journey as ecopreneurs devoting ourselves fully to our new agro-ecological business (Amasar) with a super-fruit that grows all over the Caribbean and was being completely underutilized or overlooked!

What’s driving us to do this?

Our purpose in Amasar, goes beyond just giving you a superfood; our values are aligned to three main goals:

· to provide delicious and easy to use Gluten Free Flours that could help nurture

· to be a pioneer agribusiness in Puerto Rico, leading the way in agroecological practices, including operating using renewable based energy sources, that can makes us resilient under scenarios such as previous hurricane Maria.

· Finally, we believe in building together self-sufficient sustainable communities by propelling agricultural and social development.

Where will your contribution go?

We work with the breadfruit flour in a small building, where we keep our current equipment “on wheels”.  That way, when we are peeling breadfruit, we move other machines to the side.  We like to call our operation “Amasar on wheels”.

We have completed the construction of a bigger building to have additional space.  The building is an open area, but we still need inner divisions to separate flour processing from fruit processing.  We have also identified additional machinery that will allow us to increase our processing capacity

That's why we're asking for your help. We want Amasar to be a women-led, family-owned business with the support of our internet friends and the Kickstarter community.

You'll be helping us share this outstanding gluten-free flour with many families who care a lot for the wellness and nutrition of their loved ones. This is why we invite you to be part of the Amasar family, and our exciting breadfruit journey! 

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Risks and challenges

Current Status;
At Amasar, we have overcome a number of challenges. We have learned a lot in the process, particularly after a category five hurricane! But we have overcome it all. Thanks to the support of our local community, we have been selling our flours to local supermarkets and health food stores.

What could go wrong after the project is funded?

Required machinery will be acquired from suppliers out of Puerto Rico. We have confidence that these suppliers will be developing and shipping the machines timely. However, there could be unexpected delays in sending the equipment, thus limiting our capability to process all the breadfruit that is available and within our reach.

We are committed to keep our backers informed, in the event of any delay in the process, for whatever reason. Our communication will be transparent in terms of any inconvenience and how we are dealing with it.

You can rest assured your tummy will enjoy a delicious Breadfruit Goodie very soon !!!

Rewards Disclosures:
-Some shipments can only be made to US jurisdictions
-Airfare is not included
-Tickets for the Breadfruit Farm Tour are valid for 2 years and it is required to reserve at least two -weeks ahead.
-The distribution/redemption of Rewards will begin on January 10, 2020.

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    Go-givers Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities . A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage.

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    Tropi-Farmers Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    - We will plant a tree in our island on your behave.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

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    Goodiers Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -One special Amasar sticker from our sticker collection

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    Fruit-pickers Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -The complete collection of Amasar stickers

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    Wafflerious Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -The complete collection of Amasar stickers

    - One 24oz package of our All-Purpose Breadfruit Mix

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    Panita-angel’s Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -The complete collection of Amasar stickers

    - One 24oz package of our All-Purpose Breadfruit Mix

    -Two (2) admission tickets to our farm’s Agro-ecological tour, where you will have the opportunity to see the
    manufacturing facilities, breadfruit nursery, and have the opportunity to taste some of our breadfruit recipes.

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    Hi-fiberians Reward

    -Your name will be written on our dedicated Breadfruit Go Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -The complete collection of Amasar stickers

    - One 24oz package of our All-Purpose Breadfruit Mix

    -Two (2) admission tickets to our farm’s Agro-ecological tour, where you will have the opportunity to see the
    manufacturing facilities, breadfruit nursery, and have the opportunity to taste some of our breadfruit recipes.

    -Your tour will be hosted personally by our co-founders (Marisol Villalobos & Jesus Martes)

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    HealthyEaters Reward

    -Your name will be written on our VIP Golden Sponsor Area in the Go-Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -One 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -The complete collection of Amasar stickers

    - One 24oz package of our All-Purpose Breadfruit Mix

    -Four (4) admission tickets to our farm’s Agro-ecological tour, where you will have the opportunity to see the
    manufacturing facilities, breadfruit nursery, and have the opportunity to taste some of our breadfruit recipes.

    -Your tour will be hosted personally by our co-founders (Marisol Villalobos & Jesus Martes)

    -One (1) night stay for 2 people at a rustic cabin right in the heart of Puerto Rico (Jayuya), close to our farm and manufacturing facilities

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    Captain Bligh Reward

    -Your name will be written on our VIP Golden Sponsor Area in the Go-Givers Wall of Fame at Amasar’s facilities. A picture of the wall will be published in our WebPage

    -Special card with a QR Code that links to our many breadfruit flour recipes.

    -Two 8.5oz bag of our Breadfruit Pancake & Waffle Mix

    -The complete collection of Amasar stickers

    - Two 24oz package of our All-Purpose Breadfruit Mix

    -Four (4) admission tickets to our farm’s Agro-ecological tour, where you will have the opportunity to see the
    manufacturing facilities, breadfruit nursery, and have the opportunity to taste some of our breadfruit recipes.

    -Your tour will be hosted personally by our co-founders (Marisol Villalobos & Jesus Martes)

    -One (1) night stay for 4 people at a rustic cabin right in the heart of Puerto Rico (Jayuya), close to our farm and manufacturing facilities, including breakfast.

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