It’s the best fruit season in Kerala. There are plenty of mangoes and the new health food Jackfruit.
My sister gave me this Jackfruit and the mangoes (in the photo) when I visited her.
The huge mangoes are from her front yard, growing in plenty on the big spread out mango tree. These are the ‘Black Andrews’ variety which are very tasty.
We had a couple of mangoes for consumption, plucked fresh from the tree and cut into small cubes after removing the skin.
Such fresh mangoes give an extra flavour which is from the presence of a little of the sap or the latex under the skin of the mango.
The sap which oozes out when the mango is plucked is bitter and even hurt the skin if you are not careful. Essentially this is the fruit’s defence against attackers like squirrels and bats who try to break them before it’s ripe.
A little bit of this unique taste along with the sweet taste of the mango is a rare experience we miss when we buy mangoes after being stored for a while.
The taste of fresh and ripe mango is something to be experienced.
And I cut the Jackfruit after coming back home. It was a bit too ripe and innovation set in. The result is fresh, all natural Jackfruit ice cream which is healthy and tasty.
The flesh of the Jackfruit is mixed with coconut milk and natural honey and made into a smooth pulp in a Nutribullet.
The mixture is then put into the ice cream trays and placed in the freezer for creamy, yummy, all natural healthy ice cream.