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Where to buy jackfruit

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Where to buy jackfruit

Im looking for a grocery store that sells canned jackfruit. i havent seen it anywhere. anyone know where to buy it?
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Chinese and Indian grocers, if any in your area? Some fresh Thai jackfruit on sale in B.C.but they've been harvested too immatre and are not very good. Looking forward to eating my fill in SE Asia later in the spring, if it's in season.
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You can even buy this frozen as well in Asian supermarkets.
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ji2o0k wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 8:57 am
TnT has fresh jackfruit all cut up etc....


Pretty decent
Probably from the same source that RCSS gets theirs from. As I said, pretty insipid compared to ripe fruit.
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$1.99 (250 g) frozen one at c & c supermarket this week on sale
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Seasons supermarket chain has fresh uncut and cut jackfruit for around 88-99cents per pound when it's on sale. It's going to be a minimum of 14 pounds per jackfruit though.
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Check the RCSS online in your city, when I do a search for jackfruit, it comes up with two products...Young Green Jackfruit in brine ($1.68 each or 4/$6) and Jackfruit in Syrup ($2.48 each or 2/$4.56).

Is fresh jackfruit grown and ripened in local conditions very good? I've never developed a taste for the canned stuff.
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brandonly wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 7:34 pm
Im looking for a grocery store that sells canned jackfruit. i havent seen it anywhere. anyone know where to buy it?
ANY of the big Asian stores - T&T, Terra, Nations, Oceans etc. Try a fresh one as well. The Mexican ones seem best in the March - June time period, and drop to as low as 99 cents a pound. But these are BIG and may set you back $20 - $30 for a whole one. You can roast the seeds like chestnuts. We freeze some of the fruit as well. Picking one is like choosing a pineapple though - you can never be sure how ripe it is inside. But they are heavenly when you get a perfect one.
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Mars2012 wrote:
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Is fresh jackfruit grown and ripened in local conditions very good?
Excellent. I bought some 1 1/2 years ago in Bangkok. It was o.k. but not great. My wife hated it. Similar to the stuff here, somewhat dry, no sweetness, taste or tanginess. We then drove around Malaysia and drove on this highway where there were a lot of weird skins hung by roadside stalls. It turned out to be the innards of a jack fruit used by the locals (a non-Malay indigenous people called orang asli. We bought some and she loved it. Juicy, succulent, tasty. Regretted not buying more. We bought some after we came back and it was the insipid Thai stuff. We'll wait for the good, ripe stuff.
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