Jackfruit - an alternative to save World hunger

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    Oct 14, 2015 3:54 PM GMT
    Jackfruits, grown in Asia, yield fruit after two years of growth. They are drought resistant and their fruits contain all the necessary nutrients, including the seeds. Some say, when the fleshy fruit is fried it sort of tastes like 'shredded pork'.https://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/frontpage/finance/news/tried-carnitas-version-jackfruit-miracle-151400319.html?.b=%2Findex&.intl=us&.lang=en
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    Oct 14, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
    Jack fruit is the fleshiest!


    *snort*
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    Oct 14, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    I grew up in the Philippines where there is an abundance of jackfruit, we had a tree in our yard. It does not taste like pork! It is sweet and oh so yummy.

    The article mentions that it is the young jackfruit that tastes like pork, maybe so, but I'd rather have it ripe. Mmmmm,
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    Oct 15, 2015 5:21 PM GMT
    In kerala, people are wasting more than 60% of total production (it's not a crop in india... but a common tree with fruits) it's one of the costly nuts in GCC- mainly importing from Brazil
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    Oct 15, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
    When I lived in Fiji (1994 - 2004), jackfruit trees were common. I even had one in my own compound. Preparing a jackfruit to eat requires a special technique because when they are raw the sap is exceedingly sticky.
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    Oct 16, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    Jackfruit is awesome! The fruit market near my house has them every once in a while. They cut them up, and you can buy pretty big chunks for a little under $3.00. They can be a lot of work because of the fibrous interior, but they are really delicious: they taste like a somewhat crunchy banana. If you like bananas, you should try jackfruit.