Did You Know: The Jackfruit

From the Melanated Man:

I went to the farmer’s market a couple a weeks ago and noticed the fruit pictured below:

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Looks good!

 

That’s jackfruit for those not familiar with the fruit. At first I was skeptical about trying the fruit due to unfamiliarity and the cost at $0.89 a pound, which the average jackfruit can weigh between 10 to 100 pounds. That’s a pretty penny to spend on something you’ve never eaten before.

But I did my research and came back to the farmer’s market the couple of days ago and decided to throw in $17 to expand my horizons.

In my opinion, it was WORTH it.

The taste and even the aroma is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Very tropical flavor; to the few who are familiar with the fruit, it reminds them Juicy Fruit chewing gum!

(Rumor has it that Juicy Fruit stole its flavor from jackfruit.)

It’s like mangoes, bananas, pineapples mixed together to create this wonderful, underrated, and still relatively unknown fruit.

But it’s slowly becoming popular in the vegan/vegetarian community as a  meat-substitute for vegans (not me, though!) It’s also good for making sauces, salads, desserts, various food dishes, and especially smoothies which is delicious!  And many, many more uses.

These are just a few of the health benefits to jackfruit:

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Be open-minded and try some jackfruit. If you have any stories or recipes you would like to share concerning this amazing fruit, PLEASE comment.

I’m adding this fruit to my personal repertoire. You should as well.

 

 

Peace and love to my melanated family,

The Melanated Man

 

More information on jackfruit:

http://www.healthbeckon.com/jackfruit-fruit-benefits/

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=5978&catId=2

 

 

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