Jackfruit

by George Kunschman November. 11, 2018 559 views

Yesterday while at a grocery store I came upon something I never had seen before.

These were huge in size! Below you will see it is used to make halo-halo which I have tasted, and enjoyed very much!

Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet, with subtle flavoring. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, including custards, cakes, or mixed with shaved ice as es teler in Indonesia or halo-halo in the Philippines. For making the traditional breakfast dish in southern India, idlis, the fruit is used with rice as an ingredient and jackfruit leaves are used as a wrapping for steaming. Jackfruit dosas can be prepared by grinding jackfruit flesh along with the batter. Ripe jackfruit arils are sometimes seeded, fried, or freeze-dried and sold as jackfruit chips.

The seeds from ripe fruits are edible, and are said to have a milky, sweet taste often compared to Brazil nuts. They may be boiled, baked, or roasted. When roasted, the flavor of the seeds is comparable to chestnuts. Seeds are used as snacks (either by boiling or fire-roasting) or to make desserts. In Java, the seeds are commonly cooked and seasoned with salt as a snack. They are quite commonly used in curry in India in the form of a traditional lentil and vegetable mix curry.

( Information gathered from Wikipedia )

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Bethany Plonski 2 years, 5 months ago

Wow! I've bought this in a can but didn't realize how big the whole fruit is or what it looks like! It's really unique. We use it to make a meatless buffalo-style dip.

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George Kunschman Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years, 5 months ago

That's what got me when I saw it, the size! First time ever seeing when and I just had to capture it. I'll go back and buy one so I can make some halo-halo!

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Maria Cristina Kikumoto 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you for liking our halo-halo, sir. We also eat the ripe one as is. There are two characteristics of jackfruit, as fruit and as vegetable.

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
George Kunschman Replied to Maria Cristina Kikumoto 2 years, 5 months ago

Hi Maria! Thanks for commenting! I had the pleasure of visiting the Philippines past January. I had a fantastic time, beautiful country! Do you know how to make halo-halo? I have a friend in Manilla that said she would send me the recipe. I look forward to viewing your photos...8>}

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Maria Cristina Kikumoto Replied to George Kunschman 2 years, 5 months ago

It's so easy to make halo-halo. You can look for the recipe on you tube or google it. smile

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

I've tasted it when I visited Sri Lanka and they were amazingly good

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 years, 5 months ago

We have the fruit here as well. Not very cheap either. I've been tempted to buy and taste but have yet to do it.

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George Kunschman Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 5 months ago

I had halo-halo in the Philippines and I couldn’t get enough of it! I suggest looking up the recipe when you try Jackfruit

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 2 years, 5 months ago

Does this sound right?    https://dinaclark.blogspot.com/2011/06/halo-halo-langkajackfruit.html

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
George Kunschman Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 5 months ago

Yes and I have to dig for picture to show you how it was served

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

I like this fruit,we have them in Thailand

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