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Hand removing seed from jackfruit
Long a favorite in Asian markets, these strange looking, delicious fruit are finding new fans and being enjoyed for their flavor and nutritional value more each year. Many people compare the flavor to JuicyFruit gum, it is sweet and firm. It is also commonly used as a vegetarian meat substitute. This is a page about using jackfruit.
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April 5, 2018

It is jackfruit season! At my local Asian grocery market, this was 2 lbs. for 99 cents. This jackfruit was roughly 20 lbs, around $15.

Don't be discouraged to buy an entire jackfruit. It is easy to cut if you're prepared! You need to be sure your floor is well protected with some newspaper and be prepared by wearing gloves to make the aftermath easy to clean up. The tip to avoid jackfruit sap (the sticky white latex) is to use oil, I used vegetable oil.

Apply the oil to your knife and reapply as you cut. Repeat until you are finished cutting your jackfruit.Sections of jackfruit in plastic bags and containers.
 

You will save a lot of money buying an entire jackfruit and cutting it yourself than to buy partial or already cut jackfruit. This is the best way, fresh and saves you money!

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Source: My parents (dad as the demo in the photos)

A whole jackfruit, ready to be cut.
 
A jackfruit that has been cut.
 
A dish of oil to keep the jackfruit sap from getting sticky.
 
Wiping the jackfruit after cutting.
 
Wiping the knife with oil to keep it from getting sticky.
 
A jackfrult being cut up to be eaten.
 
A jackfrult being cut up to be eaten.
 
Pieces of jackfruit that are ready to be separated into individual sections.
 
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July 26, 2011

My daughter is allergic to pineapple, so much that she has to carry an epi-pen if she accidentally consumes it. We have found a great substitute. It tastes about the same, but has a slightly denser texture than pineapple.

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