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Fresh Jack Fruit

rstanley Feb 5, 2012 10:39 AM

Anyone know where I can find fresh Jack Fruit in Oakland or around Mission Bay in SF?

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    Joel RE: rstanley Feb 5, 2012 11:12 AM

    B Bowl East had it about a month ago. It was cut in small pieces (not surprising since the whole fruit is massive) and it was the best quality I've had. It was about $2 per pound as I recall. But I have not seen it there in the last few weeks.


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      ML8000 RE: rstanley Feb 5, 2012 11:55 AM

      +1 on Berkeley Bowl. If you're in Oakland Chinatown you can also find it but I don't know any particular place, just seen it there.

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        foodeye RE: rstanley Feb 6, 2012 09:49 AM

        The whole ones were displayed at the produce market on the corner of Pacific and Grant in SF Chinatown, and they will cut a piece off to-order; $1.99/lb.

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          bigwheel042 RE: rstanley Feb 6, 2012 10:58 PM

          Anyone know where the jackfruit available around here comes from? Always wonder if it's been irradiated like most of the mangosteen (comes from Thailand), or previously frozen like the durian.

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            rworange RE: bigwheel042 Feb 7, 2012 10:21 AM

            i can't speak for elsewhere, but Berkeley Bowl won't sell irradiated fruit.

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              rstanley RE: bigwheel042 Feb 15, 2012 01:40 PM

              Thanks to everyone for their help on locating Jack Fruit. I checked with Berkeley Bowl East and they do get them somewhat regularly. However, the one they got last week was too green to sell. A friend found some on Clement Street in SF. So I got my Jack Fruit fix for now!

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