Infusing local ingredients to some of the dishes are something very common now days to give a delectable experience to every diner at most of the exclusive restaurants. How about using a favorite fruit in our staple food? Well, recently I was part of the Jackfruit 365 Breakfast Meet at Grand Mercure, Bangalore. The meet was organized at “12th Main Restaurant” in Grand Mercure, which is one of the prestigious properties in the town and well known for the best in class hospitality. I always had positive experiences at during previous visits and that’s another factor to be part of this Meet.
What is Jackfruit 365?
An entity in India, where they freeze dried from the premium quality Jackfruits sourced at the peak season. Whole jackfruits are peeled, treated and packed at facilities, fully qualified for the utmost care values for Americas, European Union, Japan and Australia to guarantee they offer the best quality expected in Kitchen.
As I mentioned above, it was a breakfast meet, where all the dishes were infused with freeze dried unripe Jackfruit. I was lucky along with few other popular food bloggers and connoisseurs in the Town to be part of it. I never heard of infusing this Jack of fruit in our staple food until I tried some of the staple dishes. It’s not something very easy to prepare dishes made of Jackfruit for the first time. Since, there might be some variations with respect to taste and most challenging job is to impress guests. However, Chef. Sridhar Sigatapu did a brilliant job in curating the amazing dishes like Jackfruit Smoothie, Jackfruit Bonda, Jackfruit Galouti Kebab, Jackfruit Idly wrapped in leaves, Jackfruit Masala Dosa, Jackfruit seed curry, Jackfruit Appam, Jackfruit Paddu, Jackfruit Pancakes, Jackfruit Egg Curry and Jackfruit Waffles.
While savoring these mouthwatering breakfast dishes, CEO of Jackfruit 365 Mr. James Joseph explained about the benefits of using unripe Jackfruit. Below are some of the benefits
- Unripe raw jackfruit has very low sugar level, only 20% sugar level Vs ripe pods.
- Very high insoluble fiber in jackfruit.
- Lowest in Calories when compared to one cup of white rice and two whole wheat Rotis.
- Jackfruit is #1 super food for weight loss in 2016 according to health Magazine
About Mr. James Joseph: He has over 18 years of Sales and marketing experience in North America, Europe and India with Globally reputed organizations like Microsoft, 3M and Ford. In his last role as the Director, Executive Engagement at Microsoft India; he was responsible for strengthening Microsoft’s relationship with the senior executives of top 200 enterprises in India. Prior to this role James was responsible for the manufacturing industry marketing for Microsoft UK. Before joining Microsoft UK, he held business development, sales and marketing positions at 3M, Ford Motor Company, i2 Technologies and Informatica. James is a recipient of several awards including Circle of Excellence, the highest award for Sales and Marketing employees across the world at Microsoft, New Age ICON d’ YOUTH Kerala 2011, etc. In addition James serves as a mentor for the Startup Village in Kochi. During his work across three continents James also had the rare opportunity to design Signature dining experiences for his clients with several internationally renowned Chefs which helped him to develop JackFruit 365™ (Courtesy: jackfruit365.com)
Coming to the breakfast dishes, we dint sense the jackfruit flavor in all the dishes except smoothie. That’s something good for the people who don’t like the aroma & flavor of jackfruit by keeping health prospective in mind. Out of all the dishes, I liked Paniyaram or Paddu topped with Peanut butter chutney, Galouti Kebab, Masala Dosa and Pancakes. Whenever I walk in to any restaurant and dine with my non veggie friends, they will not miss to order the Mutton Galouti Kebab and I love the texture of this dish. However, being a vegetarian, I never attempted to try. But this meet fulfilled my wish by curating the Galouti Kebab made out of Jackfruit.
The Jackfruit is also called as Vegetable Mutton as per some of the latest studies!
Since Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit and will not be available though out the year. So, Jackfruit 365 did an amazing job in serving the Freeze Dried Jackfruit and these are Premium Quality and Hygiene Assured. Jackfruit 365 product is available through http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01BOW8MAM
Note: The 180 gms of unripe freeze dried jack-fruit will become 1 kg, after soaking in a water.
It was an unforgettable breakfast meet and I would like to thank Jackfruit 365 Team, Mr. James Joseph, Chef. Sridhar Sigatapu and The Grand Mercure Team for having us!