Jackfruit

Have you ever walked past one of those dinosaur eggs in the produce department and wondered what the heck it was? Or how on earth you would eat it? Those dinosaur eggs are actually a jackfruit!

Jackfruit is the largest tree-grown fruit and can weigh as much as 80 pounds! Most of the ones you’ll find in our stores are right around 20 pounds though, and a lot of times you can find them cut down into much more manageable slices.

Jackfruits are one of my favorite fruits to talk about because there are so many interesting things about them. A few fun facts I’ve learned about them are:

  • If you ate a whole jackfruit, you would have enough nutrition in your body to not have
    to eat for two days.
  • Other than the core and the skin, everything else is edible. (Some parts are less desirable as they can be bitter.)
  • Jackfruits with brown skins are riper. Ones with green skins have a paler fruit
    inside and have a less powerful flavor. Green ones are more commonly used in cooking since they take on the flavor of everything else.
  • A ripe jackfruit should give off a sweet smell and yield to gentle pressure.
  • They are rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Low in calories and sodium and do not contain any cholesterol or unhealthy fats.
  • You can freeze jackfruit pods.
  • Jackfruit seeds, when cooked down, taste similar to a potato, but have more nutrients than potatoes do.

When cutting a jackfruit, I like to start by cutting it into 8 pieces. It makes it much more manageable and easier to get the core out so you can access the fruit pods and seeds. Although it takes a little time to do, it’s actually much easier than you would think. Check out the video above to see just how easy it is!

Bridget,
Farmer’s Market Manager
Isanti, MN

Gotta Love A Granny Smith

Granny Smith apples are one of the most deliciously versatile apples the world have ever known! Kids love them fresh out of hand (Not to mention covered in caramel candy) while chefs and bakers love their citrus tart flavor, which is ideal for a wide variety of recipes. They are not only tasty but they are quite the social apple. According to our research, there are more people tweeting about Granny Smiths than any other variety! Continue reading

Beer for your Valentine

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Beer for your Valentine - Sierra Nevade Sidecar Orange Pale AleCan you believe Valentine’s Day is next week? If you ask me… beer is the perfect gift for this holiday!

I have a lot of people ask me for suggestions of what brands of particular beers to buy at Coborn’s Liquor. And if you are buying for a gift you may not know what brand the gift-receiver loves but you may know what type they enjoy. So I have come up with a list of popular beer types and my suggestions for brands and flavors you should try.

Pale Ale

If your Valentine enjoys a Pale Ale, you should pick up Sierra Nevada’s new Sidecar Orange Pale Ale. It’s a Pale Ale with a twist. This hoppy Pale Ale is brewed with Cascade, Equinox and Mandarina hops with a hint of orange peel that adds a zesty pop of bright orange flavor.

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Overnight Oats

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If you ever get time to visit Pinterest you have probably see Overnight Oats. Delicious and healthy morning breakfast ideas, made at night to enjoy in the morning. Simply layer 1/2 cup of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats and 1/2 cup of low-fat milk or juice, that will do the trick and the rest is just whatever else you want to eat with your oatmeal in the morning. Below are four delicious Overnight Oats recipes for you to try. Give ’em a shot and let us know what you think, or let us know what other combinations you have tried and enjoyed.

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No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle

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No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 17 Oz. Angel Food Cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Lb. Fresh Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 Lb. Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 2 T. Lemon Juice
  • 2- 8 oz. Cream Cheese,
  • pkgs. Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a measuring cup, combine water, 2 T. sugar and lemon juice and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar on medium speed until creamy and smooth.
  4. With mixer on, pour in heavy cream, then turn mixer to medium/high and continue beating until consistency of whipped cream.
  5. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  6. Place 1/3 of angel food cake into the bottom of a trifle dish and brush with 1/3 of lemon syrup.
  7. Add 1/3 of cream and loosely spread it over cake pieces.
  8. Add 1/2 of the strawberries.
  9. Repeat with remaining ingredients (adding 1/2 of the blueberries for the second fruit layer).
  10. Frost the top with last 1/3 of cream and decorate with remaining fruit.