Boiled jackfruit seeds are a great way to use up the whole fruit. They are tasty and delicious, similar to a mini red potato! Perfect for snacking or serving as a unique side dish.
Jackfruit is this incredible fruit that is massive in size and often described as tasting like a banana jelly bean when ripe, yet is used as a meat replacement when unripe.
The thing about buying jackfruit is by the time you lug it home and cut it up, you don’t want to waste one single bit of it. So if you are like me and bought a whole jackfruit and now have tons of seeds left over, then this recipe is for you! Boiling them is a great way to use up the entire fruit, plus it’s super tasty!
You may think, oh seeds, like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds right? Wrong. These seeds have a similar texture to red potatoes once boiled. How cool! You can use them in almost any way you would use potatoes. So let’s get to how to cook jackfruit seeds.
Ingredients for Jackfruit seeds
You only need one ingredient and water for this recipe! Told ya it was easy!
- Jackfruit Seeds: Yup, that’s it! We use 2 cups for this recipe but that should be about the amount generated from breaking down one jackfruit.
Jackfruit seeds have what are called anti-nutrients when raw. These can interfere with the absorption of nutrients and digestion. But, as soon as they are boiled or cooked they become a yummy, starchy mini potato that is packed with health benefits and inactivates the anti-nutrients!
How to make Boiled Jackfruit Seeds
To make these boiled seeds, all you have to do is boil and peel. Easy!
Step 1: Prep
Remove jackfruit seeds from the pods.
Step 2: Boil
Place seeds in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil for 30 minutes, or until seeds are fork-tender.
Step 3: Peel
Once cooled to the touch, remove the white papery skins from each seed.
Step 4: Serve
Serve with salt as a savory snack, or add to curries for a hearty filling!
Benefits of Jackfruit Seeds
Not only is jackfruit the coolest kid on the block because you can eat the entire thing and use it for sweet or savory, but its seeds even have tons of health benefits.
- High in fiber: Fiber aids in digestion and makes these seeds a filling snack or meal.
- Good source of protein: Each 1-ounce serving of seeds has 2 grams of protein.
- Filled with riboflavin, thiamine, and magnesium: All of these help support a healthy heart and boosts the body’s immune system.
Ways to Use Jackfruit Seeds
Jackfruit seeds can be used in so many ways because it is so similar to potatoes. It is also a great snack to pair with other grab-and-go meals.
Jackfruit Seeds Uses
- Curries are a common way to enjoy jackfruit seeds. Try them in this jackfruit curry!
- Mashed Jackfruit Seeds with butter and salt – yum!
- Jackfruit Seed Salad (think potato salad)
- 2 cups jackfruit seeds
- Prep: Remove jackfruit seeds from the pods.
- Boil: Place seeds in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil for 30 minutes, or until seeds are fork tender.
- Peel: Once cooled to the touch, remove the white papery skins from each seed.
- Serve: Serve with salt as a savory snack, or add to curries for a hearty filling!