Jackfruit enjoys a prime position as a nutritious and delicious ingredient in many dishes and is loved by all irrespective of their age. The summer fruit has become particularly popular owing to the lockdown as people are busy cooking 'myriad' dishes using almost all the parts of a jackfruit.
This giant-sized king of fruits is a storehouse of vitamins. It’s rich in minerals, iron, calcium and potassium. All parts of the fruit are edible. The outer skin, the filmy white strips (chakini), and the seeds are in high demand for their edible properties.
Jackfruits are in season and many are looking for ways to preserve them. Drying the jackfruit bulbs and seeds under the sun could help preserve them for up to a year. The dried jackfruit bulbs and seeds taste as amazing as the fresh ones.
Cut the jackfruit bulbs into small pieces and cook them in boiling water. Drain them and dry the pieces under the sun for at least three days. Store in a dry place.
Clean the jackfruit seeds and place them on a sheet of paper. You could dry these inside the house itself. Store the dried jackfruit seeds in plastic bags and seal them air tight.