Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 105 Jackfruit Love

One of the best things about farm life are the new and crazy fruits getter exposed to. One that we have been loving up recently is the Jackfruit, or Jackero in Spanish. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds (36 kg) in weight and up to 36 inches (90 cm) long and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter. We eat the fruit fresh, dried or in chutneys and the seeds are great boiled in root veggie mashes, hummus or patties. This truly is an amazing food and an amazing mess. The inner core has a latex which sticks to everything! But it's well worth it. Here is a picture of Geirgie and Kiara possessing one. You can see the seeds exposed in the cross section.

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