Fruit Trees

Busting Open a Jakfruit ( Jackfruit )

Not the most beautiful of pictures, however we busted open the
jakfruit this morning for breakfast. The arils around the seeds are
delicious, they taste, like banana, pineapple, tropical fruit salady
bubblegum, were some of the comments, Jesse spat his out and Nina
refused to try it. Carla has just spent 1/2 an hour getting the rest
of the arils out of the sticky latex ladened rags, they are going into
the freezer for a more crispy taste later in the day.


  1. The frozen arils are very yummy indeed, they have all the flavour of the fresh fruit but the texture is quite different. They would be scrumptious in a milkshake.

  2. For those who wouldn't eat it, I recommend cooking the jackfruit arils. Bake them in the oven at about 180 degrees for around 15 minutes (checking often). The texture should be soft. Once you try jackfruit this way, you'll be addicted.

  3. The jackfruit harbours a lot of pectin which is very useful in jam making.