JACKFRUIT

The jackfruit is the enormous (up to 90cm long, weighing 40kg!) fruit of the originally Indian tree, now found in half Asia, Africa and South America. It grows just like its stinking brother the Doerian directly on the trunk, not on branches, but has slightly less dangerous looking tips. The ripe fruit contains the edible segments, which taste a bit like pineapple, banana and mango. It is sweet and the structure is firm and crunchy. Unripe jackfruit is not sweet and is often used as a meat substitute.

To my other products

Cooking with jackfruit and more

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)

Go back Home

WANT MORE?!
Join 'The Family'

Do you feel me..

Join 'The Family'

WANT TO COOK?
CHECK OUT MY RECIPES

Want to cook with me?
Learn from the master

Let's cook