Indian Jackfruit

Indian Jackfruit To Replace Meat

Do you know jack fruits are one of the biggest fruit in the world?

It is very popular fruit in India and neighboring countries. One can see big jackfruit trees bearing many fruits during pre-monsoon season. Every part of the tree is very useful for human kind. The fruit is deliciously sweet in taste.

Recent reports on hunger and starvation says that the “miracle” crop that could save millions from starvation. One fruit can weigh between 10 and 100 pounds and contains hundreds of seeds that are rich in protein, potassium, calcium, and iron — all of which are important for bodily growth. A single tree can yield two to three tons of fruit each year.

Surface of jackfruit is covered with blunt thorn-like projections, which become soft as the fruit ripe. Its interior consists of eye-catching orange-yellow color edible bulbs. Each bulb consists of sweet flesh (sheath) that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed.

This fruit though tropical is available in Asian stores in Western countries as canned food. Various dishes made by the raw jackfruit –Indian spicy curry, papad, chips etc. It can be a replacement for chickens. Try this next time as it can stand in for meat in savory dishes. Jackfruit has very pleasant sweet taste. Jackfruit also has the ability to absorb the flavors in which it’s cooked!

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 18, 2017

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