posted on Apr, 2 2018 @ 08:58 PM
a reply to: kaylaluv
Honestly, it's may be even more intimidating than you're imagining lol. The actual fruit are a bit of a pain to deal with.
1. The exterior is thick, tough and spiky. You need a sharp & strong knife to cut it.
2. It excretes latex when cut which will stick to the knife. So the knife needs to be oiled beforehand (non-stick spray is fine). There's less latex
the riper it is.
3. It's got a large, inedible core going down the middle of it. The core isn't particularly tough, but it also excretes small amounts of latex when
cut. I cut the fruit in quarters longways, like a long watermelon.
4. Between the core and the peel/exterior are 2 main things: a "flesh" that's got the texture of shredded chicken and a lot of rubbery bulbs. The
"bulbs" are the sweet fruity part.
5. You have to somewhat firmly grab and then pull out each bulb, one at a time. This part sucks at first, but it eventually feels like a treasure hunt
because you never know how many bulbs are going to be in there.
6. Each bulb has a nasty looking, veiny, ball-like lump inside of it (yeah...). That's the seed which is covered by a skin-like layer. The seeds are
edible when cooked but so many people throw them out, which is weird. Extract them from the nasty looking yellow veined "skin" and then boil them
(they're like a large, really dry, and starchy bean).
And that's pretty much it lol. I put a bunch of plates on a table and then sort them out as I go, like the first 4 or 5 plates are for the bulbs and
the last ones are for the seeds. I've heard that more of the stuff is usable, but I've only eaten the bulbs and the seeds. It honestly isn't worth the
work to me, but a lot of people consider jackfruit to be the king of fruits. It's just "i-ight" to me.