How to Remove the Fruit and Seeds from a Jackfruit

Jackfruits are enormous fruits with a very sweet and aromatic flavor. And they are unlike any fruit around. If you’ve seen one at an Asian market but were intimated by its size, rest assured they are relatively easy to prep. They extrude a very sticky latex that...
Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

The jackfruit is a giant fruit that grows from a very tall evergreen tree that has leathery, highly glossy leaves. The fruit is very sweet and aromatic, but the jackfruit is useful for more than its fruit: the leaves are used in agriculture, the latex is...
Mango Fruit – Mangifera Indica

Mango Fruit – Mangifera Indica

Mango, Mangifera indica, is the sweet tropical fruit of the mango tree. The tree grows large and can top out at 130 feet tall. The mango fruit is in the stone fruit (drupe) category of fruits, and is eaten both in its green stage and fully...
Water Chestnuts – Eleocharis Dulcis

Water Chestnuts – Eleocharis Dulcis

The water chestnuts are those slightly sweet and very crunchy additions to many Chinese dishes. While they are native to China, they are also used in other countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, India, and the Philippines. Water chestnuts are not actually a nut. They...