Knowing about jack fruit is one thing. tackling the spiky beast is another.

After years of seeing it at 99 Ranch, I was beaten down by the veggievore onslaught this fruit has seen at the market. I’ve been seeing it quite often as a meat alternative, but recently my local market started carrying the fresh, skin on behemoths. It took about two weeks of walking past them and a youtube video to get me to breakdown and buy one. I waited until I thought it was ripe; which it had alot of give and was totally stinking up the fridge. After breaking into it, and comparing it to what I saw on the video, it was a bit dry to the touch. On the upside, it was totally tropical and delicious. It pairs with bananas like magic and I’ve enjoyed using it in smoothies and Ice creams. Definitely something I’ll buy again.