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Busy days... Missed yesterdays blog. I suppose I can't expect to get 'er done every day... Anyway gang. Good news! I've discovered Jackfruit!!!!
In Dr. D's Cancer book, jackfruit is introduced as a super beneficial for A's. I always wondered what the heck it was and what it tasted like. Where can I get some I asked? I asked around at a couple of health food stores... No one knew what it was, nor could they order it.
I gave up on it for a long time... Cruising down Main ave. today I saw an Asian grocery store. Very cool! They had the neatest stuff in there. I stopped in. Low and behold... There it was! Jackfruit! 3 different brands! All in a can though.... And they all contained sugar! Crap!
I searched the shelves for some packed in water to no avail... As I avoid sugar... I was pretty disappointed. I picked out one of each kind, and took them to the register... A 'lil sugar for the chance to try jackfruit was worth it I figured. I get to the register and the helpful clerk informs me that they have it freshly imported in the freezer section! Sweet mother 'o' gawd! I grabbed 4 bags. Just ate one for desert. Thawed it out most of the way, and dusted it with some cinnamon. Delicious! I'll be making this a regular addition to the diet...
Get back to you with more jackfruit updates and daily menus when things cool down. Your assignment: Go to an Asian market. Browse for fun. Buy a few things! Get some jackfruit. I'll bet ya' they have some! They could probably use the business too. I'd rather buy my turmeric/rice/ginger powder/etc. there, than at some corporate chain... Agree?
Once again... A Pluot is a plum... Only purpler... and sweeter... smaller pit too... Is purpler a word...? More purple..? Ha ha.