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You're likely familiar with tropical fruits like banana, guava, mango, and pineapple, but what about jackfruit? Harvested for its edible pulp and seeds, jackfruit is native to India and southern Asia and is famous for its large size. A jackfruit is typically between 35-70 pounds but the heaviest jackfruit ever recorded clocked in at 94 pounds and 2.9 ounces in June 2016, according to Guinness World Records. Aside from its significant weight, find out why registered dietitian Vandana Sheth recommends this mild and versatile fruit for your summer menu.
Cook the Seeds
Ready to give jackfruit a try? Jackfruit is available dried, fresh, frozen, or canned. You can eat fresh and fully ripe yellow jackfruit raw or you can start with the seeds. Boil or roast them for a sweet and crunchy snack that’s also a good source of starch. After they’re cooked, peel the outer layer off the seeds before consuming. In addition, Sheth suggests cooking jackfruit seeds in soups and stews.