• Jackfruits grow on the branches and trunks of tall trees. Then again, the jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It's got a distinctive, musky smell, and a flavor that some describe as like Juicy Fruit gum.


  • This flesh is dense and sweet, though it has a bad reputation for its sickly smell, especially when ripe. Its often this smell — or its slimy texture — that puts people off. The flesh of a ripe jackfruit is notorious for its incredibly stinky odor.

    how do you get rid of the smell of jackfruit? Fill a bowl with baking soda and set in the refrigerator. If desired, fill two bows with baking soda and put one bowl on the top shelf and the other on the bottom shelf. Replace the baking soda every few days until the durian smell disappears.

    In this manner, what does jackfruit smell and taste like?

    Un-ripened, jackfruit has a pretty neutral taste, as well as a meat-like texture. But a ripened, it tastes like an apple, pineapple, mango and banana combo — now thats a complex flavor profile! Before its cut open, it has a pretty pungent decaying smell, but its perfectly safe to eat.

    Do durian and jackfruit taste the same?

    In terms of phyiscal appearance, both tend to look the same, but the jackfruit has a rough pebbly shell while the durian has a spikey shell. The jackfruit, with the insides as shown below, is more of a sweetish fruit. To foreigners, the durian, with the insides as shown below, has a smooth, sweet but pungent taste.

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