Our permaculture garden is home to several jackfruit trees. Jackfruit is a quite exotic fruit with an uncommon flavour, pretty much unknown outside Asia. 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.
This jackfruit was just harvested. Ketut is on his way to the kitchen, so our lovely cook can make dryed jackfruit chips. Yammi..
The flesh of the jackfruit is starchy and fibrous, and is a source of dietary fibre. The flavour is similar to a tart banana. Varieties are distinguished according to the characteristics of the fruits' flesh.
In the kitchen the fruit is opened, the flesh is extracted and the meat cut into slices.
Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet with subtle flavouring. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, including custards and cakes. Our slices will be dryed in our food drying oven, an special oven that is used in the raw food kitchen.
After the drying process we package the jackfruit chips in bags for sale and further distribution. See our homemade products at Jiwa Damai.