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2020-05-18 3:01:05 PM  
Pork fruit, huh? I don't know about that. I snagged one of these things off a tree in Pago Pago once. It's so sticky I wished I had worn gloves.
 
2020-05-18 3:08:15 PM  
I went to a catered affair that had jackfruit sliders and goddamn were those things delicious.  As I refrain almost all the time from eating pork, I would happily use jackfruit instead if it was more readily available.
 
2020-05-18 3:10:42 PM  
I didn't eat any when I lived in Jamaica (neither did anyone I know) but it's not considered to be very appetizing. It's also known as Ugly Fruit. Also my mom's nickname for me growing up.
 
2020-05-18 3:29:52 PM  
Backyard nuisance plant that unwitting idiots spread stupid ideas about?  Sounds like maypops.  Pretty blossoms, let's let them spread and try to eat the fruit.  Idjits, every one of them.
 
2020-05-18 3:34:52 PM  
Is it like ham? Then it's jack-ass.
 
2020-05-18 3:35:25 PM  

Lambskincoat: I didn't eat any when I lived in Jamaica (neither did anyone I know) but it's not considered to be very appetizing. It's also known as Ugly Fruit. Also my mom's nickname for me growing up.


While jackfruit is kind of ugly, it is not the same as the ugli fruit.

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Ugli
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Prepared jackfruit looks and tastes almost exactly like bbq pulled pork.
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2020-05-18 3:38:01 PM  
1.72g protein per serving, huh?

Meat substitute, my ass.
 
2020-05-18 3:49:29 PM  
I've had jackfruit (canned in syrop) and don't see what is so super about it. Yes, it was tasty, especially when stuffed into lychee fruit or with pineapple, but I never considered it as a meat substitute or a cooking vegetable.
 
2020-05-18 3:50:33 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Lambskincoat: I didn't eat any when I lived in Jamaica (neither did anyone I know) but it's not considered to be very appetizing. It's also known as Ugly Fruit. Also my mom's nickname for me growing up.

While jackfruit is kind of ugly, it is not the same as the ugli fruit.

Jackfruit
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Ugli
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Prepared jackfruit looks and tastes almost exactly like bbq pulled pork.
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I like BBQ Jackfruit, but I'm not sure I agree it tastes the same as pulled pork. The texture isn't quite there and something about the flavor, sweetness perhaps.  Maybe I just haven't yet had it prepared as well as it can be.
 
2020-05-18 4:02:51 PM  

brantgoose: I've had jackfruit (canned in syrop) and don't see what is so super about it. Yes, it was tasty, especially when stuffed into lychee fruit or with pineapple, but I never considered it as a meat substitute or a cooking vegetable.


Every few months, someone in the hoo-slinging crowd finds out about some fruit or vegetable from someplaace not Muncie.  They then deice that this exotic thing has mystical powers because "Everything from Asia/Africa/The Caribbean/The Amazon/Polynesia is funny of pure exoticium, the special element of hoo-slinging bullshiat".  And everyone know that people from Asia/Africa/The Caribbean/The Amazon/Polynesia have lifespans about as long as anywhere else, and experience medical problems at a rate more or less average for the world - and this means the superfood will do away with death and doctors!"  It's just the newest iteration of chakra-spanking.
 
2020-05-18 4:09:20 PM  

phalamir: "  It's just the newest iteration of chakra-spanking.


Go on...
 
2020-05-18 4:33:26 PM  
Someone spilled their chaturbate login
 
2020-05-18 5:25:58 PM  
I stand corrected on ugli fruit. I had the great experiences of eating about one hundred different varieties of mangos fresh off the tree. The roasted breadfruit was wonderful too served with spicy chicken.
 
2020-05-18 5:36:59 PM  
Tried cooking with that stuff once.  30 pound fruit has about 6 ounces of usable stuff on the inside.  Also it is all sugar - it is a fruit by the way
 
2020-05-18 6:52:09 PM  

dammit just give me a login: Jack Sabbath: Lambskincoat: I didn't eat any when I lived in Jamaica (neither did anyone I know) but it's not considered to be very appetizing. It's also known as Ugly Fruit. Also my mom's nickname for me growing up.

While jackfruit is kind of ugly, it is not the same as the ugli fruit.

Jackfruit
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Ugli
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Prepared jackfruit looks and tastes almost exactly like bbq pulled pork.
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I like BBQ Jackfruit, but I'm not sure I agree it tastes the same as pulled pork. The texture isn't quite there and something about the flavor, sweetness perhaps.  Maybe I just haven't yet had it prepared as well as it can be.


You should do the needful, obviously.
 
2020-05-18 7:33:43 PM  

toddism: Tried cooking with that stuff once.  30 pound fruit has about 6 ounces of usable stuff on the inside.  Also it is all sugar - it is a fruit by the way


It isn't quite that bad, but people need to realize that jackfruit has 4 parts in about equal ratio:
1.  25% The actual fruit part.  Good and sweet to eat.
2.  25% The stringy stuff between the fruit part.  This is what people cook as an imitation pork.
3. 25% seeds.  These can be roased like water chestnuts.
4.  25% spiky shiat on the outside and a useless core on the inside

The trick is to buy it from an Indian market where you can get it sliced into 1-4lb chucks that you can touch/smell to see if they are ripe vs the 20-30lb monsters at the gringo grocery store.
 
2020-05-18 7:56:06 PM  
Just a random idea: if you like eating pork maybe you should continue eating it?
 
2020-05-18 8:31:41 PM  
IIRC it's also sold canned.
 
2020-05-18 8:42:46 PM  
I find that ripe jackfruit tastes somewhat like blueberries, so quite good really. I had no idea people cooked with the stringy filler, the actual fruit part is just what is around the seeds.
I don't buy them often because of the waste, and therefore cost, but next time I see a chunk, I'll buy it and see what I can cook up with it.
Why the hell not, I'll experiment with fruit before I start eating insects.
 
2020-05-18 8:47:53 PM  

CoonAce: IIRC it's also sold canned.


Yep, I have a few cans in the pantry.
 
2020-05-18 10:00:14 PM  

Lambskincoat: I didn't eat any when I lived in Jamaica (neither did anyone I know) but it's not considered to be very appetizing. It's also known as Ugly Fruit. Also my mom's nickname for me growing up.


Ugly fruit is a pomelo hybrid. It's basically a grapefruit.
 
2020-05-18 10:42:59 PM  
These things showed up in the produce section of my local Publix a couple of months ago.  I wondered what they were.  I've never actually seen one In someone's cart though.  Sounds interesting but seems like a lot of work to prepare.
 
2020-05-18 11:35:49 PM  
I might have to try this again, despite the high calories and saturated fats.

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2020-05-18 11:40:22 PM  

Percise1: CoonAce: IIRC it's also sold canned.

Yep, I have a few cans in the pantry.


That's what the hipster bloggers use (insert vegan pop up menu item here).
 
2020-05-18 11:55:27 PM  
No protein = not buying that again
 
2020-05-19 11:06:24 AM  

Chain Smokes Freely: Pork fruit, huh? I don't know about that. I snagged one of these things off a tree in Pago Pago once. It's so sticky I wished I had worn gloves.


They're a farking nightmare to deal with raw.  It's like cutting a fruit that bleeds Elmer's glue.  I buy jackfruit canned (in water, not brine) from the Asian market.  It breaks apart easily, and you just have to press out the water.
 
2020-05-19 11:33:22 AM  
"As global warming wreaks havoc on agriculture, food researchers say jackfruit could emerge as a nutritious staple crop as it is drought-resistant and requires little maintenance..." "...In Tamil Nadu and Kerala alone, demand for jackfruit is now 100 metric tonnes every day during the peak season yielding a turnover of $19.8 million a year, says economics professor S. Rajendran of the Gandhigram Rural Institute." ~FTA

This is just bad journalism.  Sure, Jackfruit "could" emerge as a staple crop in the future in the same sense that Niger "could" put the first man on Mars... for comparison the corn industry is 5 orders of magnitude larger and that's mainly a US oddity.  Look at Wheat!

a 20 million dollar a year commodity is a niche product, not a staple crop, not even close.
 
2020-05-19 12:23:59 PM  

CoonAce: Percise1: CoonAce: IIRC it's also sold canned.

Yep, I have a few cans in the pantry.

That's what the hipster bloggers use (insert vegan pop up menu item here).


Aww, man... did you just call me a hipster? Sure, I could pull off a man bun, but I'll be damned if I ever will!
 
2020-05-19 2:05:24 PM  

cousin-merle: Chain Smokes Freely: Pork fruit, huh? I don't know about that. I snagged one of these things off a tree in Pago Pago once. It's so sticky I wished I had worn gloves.

They're a farking nightmare to deal with raw.  It's like cutting a fruit that bleeds Elmer's glue.  I buy jackfruit canned (in water, not brine) from the Asian market.  It breaks apart easily, and you just have to press out the water.


For me, it's not a super food unless I can eat it right off the tree ... like a plum.
 
2020-05-19 2:38:39 PM  
I've had these in Brazil many times. The ripe stuff is so incredible. Very fragrant and very sweet. Almost too sweet. If you want to avoid a sticky mess, oil your knife first. It won't stick after that. If you want to use it as a substitute for meat, buy the cans of the green jackfruit in brine and skip the cutting it up part altogether. All in all, highly recommended.
 
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