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 adviceIn fridge 3-5 days
AvailabilityDepends on weather conditions
Country of originAsia, Afrika and South America
HOW TO PREPARE
COOKING5 - 7 min
GRILLING5 - 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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