Welcome to Try It Tuesday, where we try a fruit or vegetable that is new to us. Last week, we discovered what lies beneath the alien-like surface of the rambutan. This week I present another Southeast Asian fruit...the jackfruit. It's the largest tree-born fruit there is, and can weigh up to 80 pounds.
You can buy it fresh, in which case you wanna look for a big greenish-yellow ball with little spikes all over it.
You can also buy it in cans. However, I bought it frozen.
It looks like peach or mango. Tastes similar, too. We made the Urban Vegan's Jackfruit-Banana Smoothie.
Jackson sucked his down in record time.
This was all that was left for me after the kids drank their fill!
It didn't blend as smooth as I would've liked, but I think that's because my blender broke and I was using my food processor to make a smoothie, which isn't the best scenario. The jackfruit had a lightly sweet flavor and I picked up hints of cinnamon.
You can also turn jackfruit into vegan BBQ! I am totally going to do this.
Have you tried any new foods lately? I'd love to hear about it, good or bad.