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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Jackfruit in a Bag

My favorite vacation souvenirs involve unusual food in attractive packaging, preferrably smuggled in someone's underpants. Afterall, tchochktes take up too much space in my overstuffed apartment. My parents just gifted me these amazing jackfruit chips from their trip to Vietnam. This crunchy snack resembles a milder banana chip with a touch of mineral salt. Bonus points to the 'rents because these chips are made naturally with no added chemicals.

In my research on jackfruit chips I discovered a whole community devoted to chips and snack foods at, who's mantra, "Serious about Snacks," I find truly compelling.

Canned Jackfruit in sweet syrup can be found at major Asian grocery stores. In the Boston area, I get them at the Super 88 market.

Facts about Jackfruit:
  • It is the largest tree borne fruit in the world, weighing up to 80 lbs.
  • It is believed to be indigenous to the Malay Penisula and India.
  • It is related to the mulberry, fig, and breadfruit families
  • Some say that it is the basis for the flavor of Juicy Fruit chewing gum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

do you have any article about the dehydrated jackfruit?
Please post.. thanks