Jackfruit is the best treat to enjoy in summer. However, you need to know how to eat jackfruit to get the sweet flavor of the yellow flesh that will just melt in your mouth. For you who are still unfamiliar with jackfruit, the outer look is similar to durian.
It has thorny and thick peel. The flesh comes in bright to deep yellow color. The flavor is sweet and almost there’s no sour flavor. The flesh is quite tender and it has a seed inside. The seed is covered with a protection like shell. You can also eat the seed because it’s edible. Indeed, it contains much nutrients as the flesh.
However, some people think it’s quite hard to eat jackfruit especially to cut it. Here are several steps to enjoy the sweet bulbs of jackfruit.
Oil your hands so the latex won’t get stuck to your hands because it’s quite hard to remove. You can use coconut oil so it won’t affect the taste of the fruit.
Cut the thorny and thick peel with knife (big knife). But, don’t forget to oil the knife before using it because the latex might stick to it.
Now, cut the jackfruit vertically so it divided into 2 parts. It might take time to cut them if you are not experienced in cutting jackfruit, especially the big ones.
Then, you will see lots of bulbs but take out the non-edible middle bit so you can take out the bulbs easier.
Next, just separate the bulbs from the fibres around and enjoy them.
How to Eat Jackfruit Seed
It’s not only the fruit is edible but the seed also can be made into delicious treat. Here are some ways you can do to eat the seeds:
Remove the skin of the seeds, wash them and boiled them until they get soft.
You can also roast them to get crunchy texture.
Or, Make it as additional ingredients for soup, and other dishes.
Jackfruit is not only delicious but also nutritious. You will get better digestive system by consuming this fruit because it contains high fiber as laxative enzymes. However, don’t need to worry because it won’t make you get diarrhea as long you eat them in proper amount.
If you try to apply the right ways how to eat jack fruit, you will enjoy the process. It will be worth it with a delicacy that you can taste especially when it’s just out of tree.