Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jackfruit - Thailand

There wasn't too much enthusiasm from the three of us, on trying this fresh frozen Jackfruit.

Jackfruit is grown in parts of Asia, Australia, and Africa, and is the national fruit of Indonesia. Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit - it can grow up to 79 lb. Here is a picture a whole one. Sure wouldn't want to be under the tree when the fruit starts falling.

"The jackfruit is something of an acquired taste, but it is very popular in many parts of the world. An unopened ripe fruit can have a unpleasant smell, like rotting onions. The light brown to black seeds with white innards are indeed about the size of dates. People often oil their hands with coconut oil, kerosene, or paraffin before preparing jackfruit, as the rest of the fruit is a loose white mass that bleeds a milky, sticky sap often used as glue."

I thought the taste was sweet with the texture of a canned peach, but more chewy.

Dd - "Too hard and chewy - tastes sweet." She didn't like it and didn't want more than a small bite.

Ds - "Too pea-y" - he spit it out.


Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

I think my husband loves theses! He is always eatting something crazy from around the world. He grew up in south america and is always missing stuff!

Mzzterry said...

Very Interesting!!

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