What the Jack is Jackfruit?
It is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. It maybe from 8inch to 3 feet long & can weigh upto 100lbs.
Jackfruit in its early stages is called Young Jackfruit. It gained huge popularity due to its stringy meat like texture and the amazing capability to take on any flavour. It goes well in sandwiches, wraps, burritos, curries, stir fry, curries, pizzas etc after adding your own flavours, condiments, sauces.
Before it gets ripe, its called Raw Jackfruit. In southern India, unripe jackfruit slices are deep-fried to make chips. Its also used to make a variety of Indian dishes.
Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet, with subtle flavouring. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, including custards, cakes, smoothies & desserts.
Why is Jackfruit known as a Miracle crop?
Every part of the Jackfruit tree is useful.