JACK * FRUIT

JACKFRUIT

The jackfruit is a huge fruit (up to 90cm long and 40kg in weight). Originally from India, it is now found in half of Asia, Africa and South America. Like its stinky brother, the durian, it grows directly on the stem, but has slightly less dangerous looking tips. The ripe jackfruit contains edible segments, which taste a bit like a combination of pineapple, banana and mango. The structure is firm and crispy. Unripe jackfruit, on the other hand, is not sweet and is often used as a meat substitute.

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WTF you do with a JackFruit

The ripe, sweet, yellow segments of jackfruit are processed into desserts, smoothies, custard pudding, milkshake, ice cream, potato chips, etc. The seeds can be eaten cooked or roasted just like chestnuts, they taste like potatoes. 
You eat unripe, green jackfruit like a vegetable and never raw. For example in cubes in a curry as a substitute for chicken. In that case you eat everything but the skin, not just the segments. You can buy it fresh at (Surinamese) toko's and Asian supermarkets, the green jackfruit is also available in cans. That is for sale in every toko and nowadays also in regular supermarkets.

Storage advice

In fridge 3-5 days

Availability

Depends on weather conditions

Country of origin

Asia, Afrika and South America

HOW TO PREPARE

COOKING

5 - 7 min

GRILLING

5 - 7 min

SKILLS TO PREPARE: + TO ++

Difficult to cut. But easy to cook!

NUTRITIONAL VALUE: + TO +++

Super healthy: +++

CUTTING THE JACKFRUIT

Pie rolls with jackfruit
(recipe by Daniel from Heel Holland Bakt)

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