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Our Price: $2.99
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Seasonality Jan - Dec
Origin Mexico
Pack Size/Quantity: Fruit size varies between 14 to 25 pounds

Availability: Pre-Order
Product Code: 707

As the largest tree fruit, the Jackfruit weighs between 15 and 33 pounds per fruit. Despite its intimidating green spiny knobbed skin, the Jackfruit welcomes your taste buds to an exotic burst of flavors, including hints of mango, pineapple and banana. The flesh is sticky, bright yellow and very fragrant with large edible seeds. While the seeds are edible, you must either boil or roast them before consumption. The many seeds in the Jackfruit are sensational when roasted, similar to a chestnut in flavor. Jackfruit can also be enjoyed unripe, cooked in various recipes. The flesh of the Jackfruit can be used in desserts, as well. More recently, Jackfruit has become a great meat alternative due to the fruits shredded texture.

To eat the fruit as is, prep by wearing old clothes, latex gloves and covering your cutting board with plastic wrap to combat the stickiness of the Jackfruit. Oil a large cutting knife and cut 2" slices across the jackfruit, cut slices in half and run a blade along core line to separate pods. Break the pods off the back of the skin, remove seeds and fiber, and enjoy!

A few great pairings for Jackfruit include bananas, cauliflower, lemon, mushrooms and lime. However, the list goes on due to Jackfruits many flavors, making it an accessible produce item to utilize for any meal.

Refrigerate Melissa's Jackfruit. Choose Jackfruit with a strong fragrance and a deep yellow color.

This item is sold by the pound, Pre-order only. Fruit size varies between 14 to 25 pounds. Please contact us at 800-588-0151 to place an order.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd Day.

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