JACKFRUIT, THE TASTIEST FRUIT YOU'VE NEVER EATEN?
Jackfruit is a nutritional bonanza, its high in protein, potassium and vitamin B, but more importantly Jackfruit tastes bloody delicious. Its flavour and texture is like nothing else you will ever taste, it falls somewhere between a pineapple and banana with hints of mango, the texture, depending on the ripeness of the fruit, can be mildly chewy like a soft gummy bear or as juicy as a succulent scallop. Hmmm sounds amazing right.
Jackfruit is believed to have originated in Southern India thousands of years ago, but is now widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world: SE Asia, South America, Australia and the Caribbean. Jackfruit grows on trees, aptly named Jackfruit trees. A single Jackfruit tree can produce 2 to 3 tonnes of fruit per year, with a single Jackfruit growing up to 50 kg, making it the world's biggest fruit!
You can eat Jackfruit as a delicious fruit to snack on, Jackfruit is extremely versatile. It has the ability to take on any flavour however manages to keep a lovely texture. Jackfruit meat will complement whatever dish you add it to, from quesadillas or chilli to an alternative for pulled pork. As with any fruit, Jackfruit can be enjoyed fresh while it is sweet and juicy. You can add it to smoothies, mix it with yogurt or even chopped and sprinkled over ice cream.
You are probably wondering where you can buy Jackfruit now you’ve heard everything about them. Well, it’s available all year round. If you can't find it fresh, it's always available in canned sections of Asian supermarkets or some Indian grocers in the UK carry it.
As the saying goes, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it
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