Bonjour Les Naturebas! I know, I know it’s been tooo looong! Please forgive me for disappearing. A lot has happened since my last video and I missed so much being in touch with you during this time… Last time we spoke I was in Brazil, with a broken tooth, and from there, I went through a long root canal treatment, had some family and work commitments, spent time preparing my moving back to Europe, and plus, I have been working on a few other exciting projects (Ouhou!). Busy, crazy busy. But so happy to be back with you! And today, after a bumpy ride, I write from beautiful France! Yay 😀
It’s been amazing to be here! This place is absolutely magical, I love it here! I can’t wait to share photos and videos and adventures with you! But before we dive into the emerald blue sea of the French Riviera, I have a special video I made for you during my last week in Brazil. It’s Jackfruit showtime. Tcharam!
I just LOVE Jackfruit! I consider it to be a superfood – it’s so rich with vitamin C, tastes amazing, and provides a great boost to your immune system. It makes me feel happy and wonderful every single time I have it! It’s a tropical fruit, growing in places like Brazil, India, Thailand, etc.
Because I love this fruit so much, I wanted to make a video showing how to cut it open, get to the edible bits, and even make delicious Jackfruit juice (one of my favorites). I know Jackfruit can be a little bit strange looking, kind of heavy, and sometimes even stinky (Waha!) so some people might be a little hesitant about Jackfruit, but it’s much easier to eat and enjoy it than you may think!
How to Cut Open a Jackfruit (Easy Non-Sticky Method!)
The first thing to know is that the core of a Jackfruit is very sticky, almost like glue. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy problem to solve! Before you cut your Jackfruit, just put a light coating of coconut oil on your plate (make sure you spread it out), and the pieces won’t stick to your plate. I usually put a coating of coconut oil on my hands too, both to avoid the sticky stuff inside the Jackfruit, and to protect my manicure!
Ok, once you’ve got your coconut oil protection taken care of, it’s time to cut your Jackfruit! Simply take a knife and cut into the side of your fruit. You don’t have to cut too deep, or all the way around the whole fruit – just enough to peel back a good portion of the skin. You’ll know when your Jackfruit is ripe when it gives a strange, almost “sweet onion” smell (don’t worry, the inside tastes AMAZING), and when it has a little bit of a squish to it.
Cut through the skin and peel it back. You’ll see that the Jackfruit is full of seed pods – and that’s what we’re after! Pull out one of the pods, and you’ll notice there’s a seed inside. That fleshy part of the pod is what we’re after. I’ve heard that you can boil the seeds, and they taste like potatoes, but for now, that pod flesh is the good stuff. Give the pod a little squeeze and the seed should come out. Watch out for all the fibrous material among the seed pods. The fibers and the sticky core are inedible, but you’ll have to get through some of it to get those delicious pods. Once you’ve got the pods out of the fruit, and the seeds out of the pods, the flesh is ready to eat!
Deseeded pods will stay good in the fridge for several days, and you can freeze them for even longer shelf life.
How to Make Jackfruit Juice (Yummy Recipe!)
Now my favorite part: Jackfruit juice!
Take your Jackfruit flesh (the deseeded pods) and toss them in the blender, then add a little ice for that cool smoothie texture. I really love banana with my Jackfruit juice (though it isn’t necessary), so toss in some peeled and sliced banana if you like! Next, add pure water OR coconut water to the mix, and blend until you’ve got a delicious Jackfruit smoothie! It’s as easy as that!
Hopefully you’ve had a chance to try Jackfruit for yourself now, and I really hope you enjoyed my Jackfruit juice recipe! If you liked the video, be sure to Like and Subscribe, and if you love Jackfruit as much as I do, let me know in the comments!