Jackfruit

1/2 of a ripened jackfruit….


a whole one of these is like 50-70 bucks…

[Some info on Jackfruit from Mahalo.com]
The Jackfruit is part of the mulberry family and is native to India and the Malay Peninsula.

A jackfruit is ripe, when it gives to the touch and softens. However, many dishes the utilize jackfruit require it to be unripe.

FAST FACTS —

  1. Alternate names: Jac-fruit, Jaca, Jak and Nangka
  2. World’s largest tree-borne fruit
  3. Can weigh up to 80 pounds
  4. Tastes like pineapple
  5. Popular in South East Asia
  6. Related to figs

NUTRITION FACTS —

  1. Serving: 100g
  2. Calories: 98
  3. Fat: 0.1-0.3g
  4. Cholesterol: 0mg
  5. Sodium: 2mg
  6. Total Carbohydrate: 18.9-25.4g
  7. Dietary Fiber: 1.0-1.1g
  8. Sugar: 0g
  9. Protein: 1.3-1.9g
  10. Calcium: 22mg
  11. Potassium: 407mg
  12. Vitamin A: 540 IU
  13. Iron: 0.5mg





We cooked these and ate them like chestnuts <3 SOOOO GOOD :]

More info on wikipedia

Comments

  1. how freaking cool… I’m not that brave with new fruits :)

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  2. i have to say this is really interesting. i’m not sure i’ve ever even seen a jackfruit for sale, let alone seen what’s inside.

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  3. Wow. That’s a big fruit. Kind of reminds me of a durian. No jackfruits here where I live, at least not fresh ones.

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  4. Emily says:

    I have always wanted to try jackfruit!

    http://eatingchalk.wordpress.com

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