Jackfruit recipes are hot right now because jackfruit is supposed to be the food of 2017. There are many ways to use jackfruit, so I've been on the lookout for the BEST. I'm ready to try it out to see how awesome it truly is. The flavor is a cross between pineapple and mango, but you can rinse the jackfruit to get rid of some of the sweetness. If you do that, then cook it in savory spices, the flavor changes completely. I've asked around, and folks say this delicious food has the texture of pulled pork – without harming any animals in the process!
3 Fun facts about jackfruit:
The seeds of ripe jackfruit are edible and very delicious when roasted or boiled in salted water. They are also made into flour.
Extracts from the roots for the jackfruit tree can be used to treat fever, asthma and diarrhea.
Ripe jackfruit is eaten as a fruit but unripe jackfruit is prepared as a vegetable. Young jackfruit is used in stews or curries, boiled, roasted; or fried and eaten as a snack.
So, where do you get jackfruit? You can fly to Sri Lanka, or head over to Amazon and buy a ton of jackfruit for super cheap.