Have you ever eaten jackfruit? What do you know about them? Jackfruit is a large fruit, prickly on the outside. Original from Southeast Asia, jackfruit is common throughout Asia, but Westerners are not used to eating this fruit.
#1 About jackfruit
Jackfruit grows directly from the trunks of trees. A jackfruit can get weigh up to 100lbs and reach 35 inches in length.
This fruit is known as the largest tree fruit in the world and also has the most excellent flavor as well.
When jackfruit is cracked open, you will find a yellow fleshy covering the seed inside. There are many recipes that have been created by this fruit. Its seed can be roast or boil, and the fruit can also be used to replace pork or chicken for a vegetarian dish.
Beside, jackfruits are nutritionally rich, including minerals, vitamin B, antioxidants and high amounts of protein.
#2 Preparing jackfruit
Jackfruits are contained a much amount of very sticky sap, so the easiest way to opening them is oil the fruit’s exterior, all the surfaces of knife’s blade that you will use to open them and also your hands as well. This will helps you easier to clean up at the end.
Slicing the jackfruit in the lengthwise by a long sharp knife. In the middle of jackfruit, you will see a large white core, remove this core out of the fruit.
Then use your oiled hands to split flesh apart from the fruit out. After that, taking out the seeds by cutting lengthwise of this flesh.
#3 Best way to eat jackfruit
Like the other fruit, the best way to eat jackfruit is to enjoy it fresh immediately after open. It also can be used for jackfruit smoothie, mix with yogurts like a desert or a topping on ice cream. Jackfruit can go well with fruit salads and cooked as a vegan meat substitute.