Nangka (Jackfruit)

Another first – DeeAnn and I both tried Jackfruit today.  Yesterday, Dr. Titi came by to discuss some of her hospital needs and brought a Jackfruit for us.  She said that one of the cleft lip patients gave it to her and wanted her to bring it to the missionaries.  We found out later that a large, ripe Jackfruit like this one are about 100,000 Rp ($7.50) so definitely not inexpensive!

So today, we opened it up – no small venture:

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About the size of a basketball, here it is cut open.

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Very messy and sticky to get the edible parts.  Good once you get to it, but almost more trouble than it’s worth!

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Finally, the edible pod – after you get rid of the white bitter part.  Inside each pod is a large seed that some people boil and eat.

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DeeAnn, Sujud (Service Center Purchasing) and Sister cutting open the Jackfruit

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Hard to describe the flavor – sweet (but not too) and chewy

 

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