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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Easy Jackfruit Vegetable Stew Recipe

Jackfruit Vegetable Stew Recipe

How to cut a large jackfruit making the best jackfruit vegetable stew recipe ever.

How to Eat Jackfruit

How to cut a large jackfruit making the best jackfruit vegetable stew recipe ever.

Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, one fruit can weigh between 10 and 100 pounds with yellow, banana-flavored flesh and contain 100 to 500 seeds in a single fruit. The jackfruit is rich in protein, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Do not let your jackfruit go bad, when fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana. Jackfruits turn brown and deteriorate quickly after ripening.

No one knows the jackfruit place of origin but in Africa, it is often planted in Central African Republic, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Zanzibar.

Jackfruit Vegetable Stew Recipe

2 cups fresh diced jackfruit
2 handfuls kale
2 cups cauliflower
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 scallions thinly sliced
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

In a large lidded pot add all ingredients; boil the turn heat down to simmer 15 minutes. Serve warm with fresh bread.

How to cut open and eat a large jackfruit.

Besides food, jackfruit trees are used for:

·        Jackfruit produces a sticky latex material that can be used as glue.
·        Green leaves are fodder for goats.
·        Dried leaves are good fuel for cooking.
·        The dry leaves are good for manure and mulching.
·         Jackfruit extracts have been used for centuries to treat asthma, ringworm, cracked skin and minor cuts.

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