Jackfruit does not need any introduction as it is much liked among Indians. Jackfruit contains vitamins A, C, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, zinc, etc., which is one of the vital nutrients for the body. However, despite being a favourite, very few people know how to buy, cut and store jackfruit. So let us tell you some simple steps to purchase, slice and stock it.
How to buy jackfruit?
- First of all, if you are taking uncut jackfruit, it must smell good because it is rotten from inside if it stinks. Suppose you cut it at the shop, then it should be vibrant yellow. If you see any dark patches on it, then you should not buy that jackfruit.
- Jackfruit pieces are available in the market which is sealed in poly bags. Never buy them. Always make them cut in front of you.
- Jackfruit should be soft on top, which can be peeled easily if the skin on the top of the jackfruit is hard. Never buy it.
- For storage, you should always take green coloured jackfruit and keep it at room temperature at home.
How to cut jackfruit?
Here's how you can cut jackfruit at home.
- First of all, lay some paper on the table to avoid mess. Now apply a good amount of oil to your hands and on the knife (with which you will cut the jackfruit), so while cutting jackfruit, the sticky substance coming out of it will not spoil your hands. Now cut the jackfruit from the centre and clean the sticky substance with tissue paper (keep cleaning it, or it can be challenging later).
- If you see any spot anywhere on the jackfruit, cut it too. There are kernels in jackfruit. Although they can be eaten, take them out beforehand if you do not want to eat them.
- Please do not throw the kernels of jackfruit; separate, dry and fry them. It tastes delicious, and the best thing is that it is very beneficial for health.
- Jackfruit seed is inside a bulb. Take it out as well because it is a bit hard to eat.