Eating a Jackfruit – Video!

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First of all, a huge THANK YOU for 16,000 blog subscribers! I am so incredibly grateful and love the beautiful little community we have here πŸ™‚

Secondly, I have a fun video for you today!

About JACKFRUIT!

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If you are unfamiliar with Jackfruit, it’s pretty much an alien-looking,Β massive, tropical fruit.

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I got my hands on one. And an adventure ensued.

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Come hang out with me in my miniature Manhattan kitchen for a couple minutes, as I bust into this crazy food!

((Click the picture below or this link to play video)) πŸ˜‰

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Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Labor Day, complete with good food, good people, and good weather!

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191 thoughts on “Eating a Jackfruit – Video!

    1. Wikipedia says it’s in the ‘fig’ family, so the latex-type material makes sense. On another note, I don’t know how many times I had the ‘adventure’ face when trying new foods. We really are scared and wondering what will happen πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

      1. Interesting! Funny…figs are hands down my favorite food at the moment. I ate an entire carton this weekend! They’re nature’s candy!! ❀️❀️❀️

      2. I LOVE figs! There are actually several trees in my neighborhood and if the tree hangs over the edge of the property they don’t care if people pick figs off of it. Luckily the house across the street from me was empty all summer and there is a fig tree in their yard right next to the street πŸ™‚ very nice blessing!!!

  1. Ok so I love jackfruits, but I literally had no idea how complicated the fruit was and how complicated it can be to take those yummy pieces out!! Thanks for increasing my knowledge of jackfruits! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing Carolyn – it was one unique but funny video!! πŸ˜€ <3

    1. Hmm…I’m not sure. I know Whole Foods carries them, and if they don’t they can special order one. I think that’s the case with any grocery store: if they don’t carry something, they typically can order it in per request. I have seen them at Specialty grocery stores in Chinatown. That doesn’t really help…I’m sorry! but yeah, ask the customer service at your grocer! πŸ™‚ thanks for watching! xox

      1. And in your case: nothing larger than your kitchen counter. I was worried when you started reaching out of the camera frame. All that sticky stuff on your fingers. I was half expecting you to end up glued to the walls.

      2. Haha yeah that was definitely not out of the realm of possibilities πŸ˜‚ This clip didn’t make the video but it actually was so sticky it made my fingernail polish come off!!!

    1. Hey John! Thanks! Right back at’cha! Yes! I actually really enjoyed it. Totally worth the mess and ordeal of breaking into it! In fact, I filmed this last weekend and I’ve bought one since:) hehe thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  2. I was cracking up throughout the whole video πŸ˜€ I’m in the middle of an exam block, so I really could do with some extra laughs!!
    Seriously though, that is one crazy fruit! I will have to try it one day. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh good!!! πŸ™‚ that seriously makes me so happy that it made you laugh! Good luck on your exams! Definitely keep your eyes peeled for one–they’re 100% worth the effort! Thanks again for watching πŸ™‚ Hugs and love xox

  3. In the Philippines it’s called langka and it’s a great dessert option. I can usually only find it canned in the US. Were you able to buy this locally? My parents would serve this to me in a dish called ‘halo-halo’ which means ‘mix-mix’. Shaved ice, sweet condensed milk, evaporated milk, langka, coconut jelly, flan, purple yam, red beans, all these wonderful sweet things with different colors and textures mixed up in a bowl and served cold. It’s delicious.

    1. Oh wow halo halo sounds INCREDIBLE 😍😍😍😍 that’s so interesting! I bought it from whole foods and I think they shipped it in from far-far away, unfortunately. I definitely try to eat locally when I can, but I just don’t think that’s possible with jackfruit in the states! Haha maybe Hawaii… Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  4. You had me smiling and laughing the whole way through! I think you need a cooking show, or at least a “What is this food?” show.

  5. Nice video Carolyn πŸ™‚ Yes, jackfruits smell and taste awesome : ) At my hometown here in India, we had about 5-6 varieties of jackfruit trees. Whole family used to gather around the person who cuts the fruit and distributes. πŸ˜€

    Here is a tip for the next time: You can apply some oil ( we use coconut oil ) to your hands before cutting the fruit and to wipe the oozing latex (if much), you may use waste clothe piece, which you can throw away later. πŸ˜€

    Much love,
    Carol

    1. Thanks Carol! Wow that’s amazing! And such a great tip. I bet that would have definitely helped the whole sticky situation! Haha thanks for sharing that! Glad you stopped by my friend! Big hugs xox

  6. Totally kewl vid!! Its neat to see people try different things. There are so many out there like Ugli Fruit, Star Fruit, many varieties of melons. I love the apples, bananas, grapes, but the many other fruits and wonderful too. For many, even my passion, The Mango, is quite different. I wish many, would try more!! Hugs, love and love your vid!!

    1. Thanks Migueltio! Haha so glad you enjoyed the video! Yeah it was definitely a fun -albeit messy -adventure! Ooh I love mangoes too! Thanks for watching! Have an awesome day! Hugs and love xox

      1. Yeah, yesterday was my bday and guess what I had a Mango cake, with Mango frosting, and with it Mango sorbet (from Trader Joe’s). Gee what’s MY favorite fruit?? LOL!! You know what I like too, are the many varieties of bananas. I love the reds, the little baby bananas, cooking with plantains, etc.. and all. xoxo<3xoxo

  7. I’ve never seen one not cut up like the one you had in the video. They’re definitely alien looking. Never realized how much work they were to get to the good stuff! Oddest fruit I had was called a Rose Apple. It was deep red and in the shape of a heart. I expected it to be like an apple in texture, but it was more like a watermelon, and ridiculously juicy. I’ve only had a few as apparently they’re extremely delicate and don’t ship well. I’ve never seen them in the U.S. unfortunately.

  8. Ha! Thank you for sharing your adventure!! I have seen this monstrous fruit and wondered what it was/is!! Quite the workout there! 😜

  9. You’re amazing, because I wouldn’t have known what to do with that…lol lol – I love trying out new things but I know I would have had a time with dissecting that fruit. Hey, I’m having a guest blogger series going on starting Sept 9th thru Nov 1st and would love it if you would be one of my guest, I know you’re busy…so whenever you think about it…lol. Blessings~

    1. Hahah thanks! Yeah it was definitely a fun adventure! Aw thank you for asking! What an honor. Im actually in the middle of filming a web series so I have 12 hr days for the next couple of weeks, so unfortunately I’m going to have to take a pass, as I can barely eek out posts for BBB! Haha but have an amazing morning! Hugs and love xox

      1. Okay, it’s cool – no problem; I truly understand. Let me know when the series comes out and I forgot to tell you CONGRATS! on 16,000 followers – that’s truly a blessing. Keep being the AWESOME person you are, I feel another 16,000 plus followers coming your way. Blessings~

      2. Aw thank you so much! Yes, definitely! I truly would love to. Perhaps after this month is over and things settle down πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ sending massive hugs xox

  10. Hi, thanks for reading my blog and yes I am familiar with jackfruit as it is one of my fave fruit actually. It can be found in Asia mostly so most Asians know about this. FYI… if you don’t know yet… you can also eat the seed yes! just boil it and when it’s a bit softer inside then it’s ready to eat. You can even buy this in the supermarket here in AD. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Vinneve! That’s awesome! Another jackfruit lover:) seriously?!! You can eat the seeds?!! Wow! Definitely going to have to try that. They seemed like alien seeds! Haha glad you stopped by! Have a great afternoon! Hugs and love xox

  11. You are adorable! Thanks for the info on the fruit – I’d never heard of it. πŸ™‚
    And congrats on so many followers. What an amazing accomplishment.
    Sending you much love and Light, my friend … and to all of those who you touch with your blog.
    Blessings xo Debbie <3 Hugs

  12. Congrats on 16,000 subscribers! All I could think was “wow, that’s about 9000 more people than my town’s population!” So you’ve got quite the little/BIG community going. πŸ™‚ And that jack fruit looks awesome. It’s as much fun as peeling a pomegranate, from what I could tell.

  13. My father always said that there was a certain way to cut a jack fruit, otherwise you’ll get sap all over you. He also told me that he wasn’t entirely sure how, but we made do. ^β—‘^

  14. From the first photo (showing it broke in pieces) at top it looks like pieces of broad linguine attached to the underside of Alligator skins, and grasping pieces of Spam. Fine little show, thanks for it.
    By the way, we have Jack Rabbits down here, maybe no Jack Fruit.

    1. Hahha oh my gosh that description is hysterical! It seriously was super weird and that’s actually pretty accurate, except the linguini was stretchy like silly putty. Haha Hugs and love xox

  15. You are lovely. Also inspiring. Ty for you. πŸ™‚ love it!! I know you might think I don’t think I don’t care; but I do and I appreciate you and the support and your unspiration. For real. I’m anti-sicial. I read what you post always, bit I don’t respond. #fuckedup #antisocialbecauseimscared

    1. Oh my gosh thanks so much:) seriously, you have no idea how much it means to me to know that you read my posts. Thank you. You are a blessing to me:) hope you’re having a beautiful week xox

  16. But you never told us WHY you opted to try a jackfruit??
    Your expressions were hysterical, and you leave me unconvinced that I want to try one and exert that much effort to….chew on a latex glove πŸ˜€
    And the exquisite irony of it was not lost on me. Recovering from an ED, and you do a show on not just food, but exotic and peculiar food! Such recovery πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Haha thanks Jeff! I guess I was just intrigued after watching Fully Raw Christina film a tutorial on it. It looked really interesting and I couldn’t pass up a fruit that tastes like bubble gum! Haha yeah a little weird texture. Thank you friend. Massive hugs to you xox

  17. Actually, Ig means a lot to me that you care, and follow. You’re inspirational
    .And beautiful, although I know full well that matters no one bit. Thank you. For being you and showing It. Not many people do. I do and people like you I inspire me fully to be myself. I know anerexia. Also bulimec. I’m afraid to read your posts . But when I do. I’m always glad I did. Thankyou. #lovefromastranger

  18. I love jackfruit πŸ™‚ I grew up eating this delicious fruit. It is best to eat it when it is really ripe. You can also boil the meat ( the yellow part) with white sugar & a little bit of water. Boil it for few minutes. You can use it as toppings on your vanilla ice cream. Yummmmy!

      1. Now look. as you ate the pulpy part of the ripe jackfruit you might have found giant hard seeds inside. Don’t throw them.
        wash them and then put them in under sun for a full day.
        Now with sharp edged knife or any other cutting kitchen equipment you may slice down the seeds either into thin longitudinal section or as round slices.
        then with some mustard oil or any other oil you may fry the same pieces with a little common salt and there your snack is ready for your evening tea.
        this is just delicious. the only thing that may cause a problem is that after being dried the seeds become a little hard to be cut with a knife. so have to find some way of cutting them

  19. one more thing that this jack fruit when unripe can be cooked as a delicious spicy vegetable specially if you may find the baby jackfruits as the grown fibrous parts are lesser in that.
    all you have to do is cut down small pieces then boil it for a few minutes before adding oil and spices to it with a little extra water to make a curry like consistency or appearance what ever you say.
    the more the spice and green chillies more it tastes.

      1. Also don’t throw the seeds after eating the ripe pulpy part.
        wash them place them under sun for a whole day.
        Peel the skin off the seeds.
        Find a knife which can cut hard food items like this seed.
        cut them into longitudinal section into as many parts as you can (I mean each single seed cut into many thin pieces)
        Add some mustard oil or any other oil and then add the cut seeds into it fry it for some time, add a little salt to it.
        and keep cooking occasionally pciking up pieces to check by chewing if they are fried perfectly or not. some pieces may seem burnt but they are just over heated and may still taste good.
        your evening tea time snack is ready.

  20. So, of course I had to go look up jackfruit after watching your video, because I’m a total nerd like that πŸ€“. Did you know that they can grow up to 4 feet long! I loved your video, though! It looks like you have so much fun in your little kitchen! Thanks for sharing your culinary adventures! Trying new foods is always challenging for me, and being able to laugh about it makes it easier. I’ll be thinking of this video the next time I’m in my kitchen tackling something “new,” like mango lol.

      1. yeah its called turon ( plantain or saba bananas sliced, wrapped with slices of jackfruit brown sugar on an eggroll wrapper. fried and can be eaten with vanilla ice cream or on its own …

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