i owe you a post on the jackfruit seeds, right? well, a few days ago, they “slaughtered” a langka given by my brother-in-law’s father from his rooster farm in floridablanca. it was quite a big langka (sorry, wasn’t able to take a photo) so it yielded quite a number of seeds.
the langka meat we stored in the refrigerator for everyday nibbling and then the seeds were boiled by my sister for — nibbling too 🙂 the flavor of the seeds is a cross between peanuts and gabi (taro). they’re on the bland side so you have to put a lot of salt in the boiling water.
it’s hard to skin the seeds though. it gets under your nails. an alternative would be to use a paring knife. when you do that they end up looking like oversized almonds 🙂 my sister plans to cook these in sweetened coconut milk tomorrow. let’s see how those turn out.
just don’t have too many of them. just like with cashew nuts, i think they contain a substance that make your throat itch when you’ve had one too many. let’s not even talk about uric acid. he. he.