|This jackfruit measured 37 inches long (excluding the stem) and 28 inches in girth.|
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Culinary Uses of "Langka" (Jackfruit)
The fruit of the langka (jackfruit) tree has a lot of culinary uses in the Philippines, regardless of the level of ripeness. The unripe fruit is typically cooked with coconut milk. On the other hand, the ripe fruit is sweet with a flavor that reminds of a combination of banana and pineapple. The ripe flesh or arils can be eaten directly from the fruit or can be preserved in sugar. Moreover, the seeds from ripe fruits can be toasted like chestnuts or boiled like peanuts.