It can be difficult to find jackfruit in the US and Canada. However you may have luck at a good Asian market if you have one available. The fruit is native to South and Southeast Asia and is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. One fruit can weigh anywhere from 10 to 100 pounds.
Jackfruit like most fruits is loaded with healthy vitamins and nutrients. The fruit is exotic and has an usual but delicious flavor that is typically described as a mango, banana and apple mix. The seeds of the fruit are incredibly healthy with plentiful amounts of protein, potassium, calcium, and iron and the fruit itself is high in vitamin C.
Can You Freeze Jackfruit?
Because jackfruit can be rather pricey (it can sell for up to $5 a pound)and difficult to find, you will want to stock up when you find it and you will not want to waste any. Fortunately, the fruit can be frozen if you can’t eat it all right away.
How To Freeze Jackfruit
Jackfruits are very sticky so you will want to oil your knife and the hand that will be holding the jackfruit before you cut into it to keep from everything becoming a gooey mess.
Jackfruits have many different bulbs inside each whole fruit. Remove the individual bulbs of fruit and place them separately on a cookie sheet to freeze. Once they are frozen, take the cookie sheet out of the freezer and transfer the bulbs into a freezer bag. Be sure to remove all the air from the bag before returning it to the freezer.
Jackfruit is a very diverse fruit and can be eaten in a number of ways. You can eat it as it is or add it to a recipe. They are very popular in Asian and Indian cooking. Jackfruit is becoming extremely popular in vegan recipes. It has such a mild flavor that it can be used as a substitute for meats. Pulled barbecue jackfruit is a delicious and popular way to cook with the fruit. Its texture closely resembles cooked pulled meats and sauces absorb well giving it the taste of the real thing,.