The curried jackfruit is made with canned green jackfruit, so it's slightly unripe. The texture is somewhat fibrous like a pineapple, but the feel is silky like hearts of palm. The young seeds are firm, smooth, and slippery, which makes a wonderful contrast against the fibers of the jackfruit flesh. This is a food that I love to eat slowly and savor.
For me, eating is more than a necessity; it's also a pleasure. Some more of my favorite foods by mouthfeel are:
• Pulpy citrus fruit
• Hearts of palm
• Canned green jackfruit
• Goat cheese
Share yours here! Which foods give you the best mouthfeel?
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