Monday, September 4, 2017

Yuka

This past week, Mom brought home a monster. It weighed 5 kilos - 11 pounds! She'd seen this fruit in the grocery store for a while and her curiosity finally got the best of her. She brought home this big guy having done plenty of research beforehand on how to deal with it. 

It had a sort of gummy sap oozing out of it - we had to wear gloves in the beginning to protect our hands from this sticky mess. It smelled wonderful though!

Mom cut it all around then slowly pried it open. 
This was a pretty formidable fruit! Prickly, sticky, and heavy.

There it is - 
I googled it and this is also called a Jackfruit.

It tasted like a vanilla banana to me. 
Others said it tasted like a cantaloupe, honey, apple, grapes...

It was bigger than my head - Ha!

The proper and easiest way to extract the meat was to cut out the middle and turn the whole thing inside out.

Turning it inside out makes the meat just pop out nicely to where you can grab at it.

The fruit is made up of all these sacks with seeds in them. You pinch it...

...and the seed pops right out.


Anyone ever tasted this fruit before? It is interesting. Who knows what my mom is going to do with 11 pounds of yuka though. Ha! We need to have a family reunion or church meeting, or incorporate in into a LOT of green smoothies. 

Bethany

6 comments:

tinzy luv said...

Into smoothies sounds really yummy.
I wonder if Jackfruit is like a cousin of " Guanabanas"

LaLa said...

Are yall affected by the earthquake?? Sending prayers your way.

Sarah said...

This is Sarah from Burbank! All of you will be in our prayers! Really hope all of you are ok! God bless! πŸ‡²πŸ‡½❤️πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

Tinzy Luv - I thought the same thing!!!! It must be family!

Bethany

The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

The earthquake your are referring to was not that big...it happened around midnight and I was asleep when it started. It was strong enough to wake me up but it was the swaying soft kind. Still nerve wracking but not a big deal!
Sorry for the late reply, LaLa! Thank you for your prayers and for remembering us!

Bethany

The Wakefields: Missionaries to Mexico said...

Hi Sarah! Thank you! The earthquake yesterday was pretty scary. We are ok though. Thank you for your prayers!

Bethany

Total Pageviews