Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

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Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by Joker Poker » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:18 pm

Researchers say the large, smelly fruit grown could be a replacement for staple crops under threat from climate change

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... d-security
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:47 pm

interesting! we use such a small number of species as staples compared to the range of known edible species.
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by Mr Curious » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:24 pm

so true. REALLY helps to have a fridge for variety. I gotta get me at least a good size icebox. Pretty tired of the buy it and eat it or it'll spoil thang. Jackfruit...first time I had it i said eh, it's ok, but too sweet. Then I found myself looking for it hahaha. Stuff would keep maybe a few days in an icebox. Who knows. maybe longer. I'd eat a much bigger range of things if I had one. Often don't go out for days at a time so I end up eating the same ol slim selection of foods sold by vendors nearby when I really would rather hit the market and stock up on lots of things.

I live on the cheap there so never payin the rates where a fridge would be included.
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by iluvu » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:02 pm

Jackfruit can last awhile without refrigeration.
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by Mr Curious » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:53 am

with the sugar content I'd be leery of eating it on the third day. Hmmmm, this shit would make a killer cordial I'm thinking. Might ought to draw up plans for making a still there. Now THAT would be something fun to do with all that spare time and a giant array of fruits to pick from TOO!! We should perhaps form a distillery club, meetings would be fun for sure.
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by 0to60 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:09 am

I've had similar thoughts. Sugarcane = rum :beer2:
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by Mrs Stroppy » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:06 am

We have a bag of jackfruit in the freezer, we eat it instead of ice cream and to be honest I prefer it frozen. Give it a try.
It's also really good frozen for when you overheat.
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:10 pm

dries up well
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by Mr Curious » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:13 am

oh, we're onto something here methinks...jackfruit flavored rum !
maybe with frozen chunks of jackfuit in it to make it cold :)
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Re: Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

Post by Mrs Stroppy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:44 am

I like the way you think.
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