By Lynnie Stein / August 14, 2020

Tasty Scraps

Turn pips, skins, cores into scrap vinegar or pickles … watermelon rind and banana skin pickle served with organic cheese plate.

Watermelon seed can be salted, fermented, and eaten as a snack.

Grind into a flour or make a paste and use as a thickener in stews, sauces, and soups.

Watermelon seeds can be mixed with other flour in baked goods.

Crushed, with boiling water poured over and made into a tea.

Ground up melon seed used in traditional version of horchata de melon if you do not like the consistency you can strain the liquid.

Like Mexican Tepache … letting pineapple skin and pineapple eyes + mint sit in jar of water, covered for 3 to 5 days shaking daily.

The fermented mixture is then strained. Sweetness and vanilla extract are added for a refreshing drink

For a festive flavor add cinnamon sticks, a couple of cloves, an anise star and some all spice seeds along with pineapple skins.

Eat all the delish jackfruit including the seeds.

A different aroma but taste like no other.

The crunchy variety does not have the sticky glue-like substance that sticks to the knife and anything else.

If you get the common variety I have been told to oil or flour your cutting knife.

The pulp of ripe jackfruit eaten fresh and used in fruit salads.

Throw some ripe jackfruit in a blender with some ice and kefir…nom nom!!

Frozen jackfruit in a blender with water kefir for slushies’.

Jackfruit leather and jackfruit chips made from dehydrated jackfruit pulp.

Sugar-free jam, ice-cream, raw cheesecake

Unripe jackfruit makes tasty curry.

Combine cooked young jackfruit with a paste from coconut milk, lime juice, turmeric and crushed leaves, curry, grated coconut.

Young Jackfruit prep; Remove skin and boil flesh for twenty minutes in salted water.

Drain and cut into small bite sized segments.

Steam jackfruit tendrils until soft.

Mixed into an egg and kefir batter to make jackfruit rag pancakes.

Boiled Jackfruit seeds are a very tasty and nutritious snack. A great replacement for festive chestnuts.

Jackfruit seeds, tasting like chestnuts, appeal to all.

They may be boiled or roasted or boiled and preserved like chestnuts.

Boil/steam seeds from a ripe jackfruit until soft – remove the thin brown spermoderm with a sharp knife.

Fry in coconut oil with curry leaves ….mm!!!

Now look out!!!! the Roasted seeds are regarded as an aphrodisiac.

Seed flour is another great use with high carbohydrate and protein contents.

Enjoy!! What scraps are you going to transform?

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