Monthly Archives: February 2010

RECIPE: Jackfruit Patties

4 Cups Organic Green Jackfruit flesh (uncooked)
4 Cups Organic Cream
2 Organic Eggs
3 Cups Organic White Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 Cup Chopped Scallions
1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
1 Tsp Raw Cane Sugar
1 Tsp Sea Salt
Organic Sunflower Oil-for frying

Directions: Mix jackfruit and cream. Beat eggs. Gradually beat flour into eggs. Mix sugar, salt scallions and onions into egg mixture. Stir in jackfruit mixture and mix well. Shape into patties. Fry in hot oil, browning on each side.

Recipe adapted from http://www.virtualherbarium.org

Know What a Jackfruit Is?

There’s something unusual going through Organics Unlimited’s warehouses these days. There as a stopping off place between Mexico and the end consumers in the US, they will also be ripened as they pass through. What are they? They’re jackfruit, a little known commodity in the US, but much more well known in tropical climates, jackfruit comes from a tree that can measure up to 60 feet, and the fruit itself, at it’s largest, can weight close to 80 pounds.

Jackfruit is eaten for its flesh and seeds. In India, it is eaten raw or used in curries, soups, and stews. It also flavors various desserts and is a common ingredient in fruit salads. The jackfruit’s popularity varies in different countries, but in most countries, the fruit is either cooked with rice or eaten raw. Many cultures do not wait for the jackfruit to ripen but prepare it when it is still relatively small, unripe and crunchy.
Jackfruit is part of the “In and Out” service offered by Organics Unlimited. While the fruit itself is not marketed by Organics Unlimied, importers of unusual fruits like this will often find the organic facilities in close proximity to the US/Mexican border an ideal, and necessary, stop. For more information on “In and Out” service, visit the website at http://organicsunlimited.com/organics/in-and-out-services

The Dollars and Sense of Ecuadorian Bananas

According to the International Trade Commission, Ecuador is the number one exporter of bananas worldwide. Three out of every 10 bananas eaten in the world are grown in Ecuador and are available year-round due to its favorable climate. The United States alone consumes 6.4 billion pounds of bananas per year.

In order to meet increased demand, Organics Unlimited recently expanded its operation to Ecuador, with the bulk of Organics Unlimited bananas grown in Mexico. Through standardizing growing from one farm to another, Organics Unlimited ensures the finest, consistent quality for their customers. The farms are chosen for their fertile soil, abundant rainfall and warm climate, all the conditions necessary to grow quality tropical fruits. Banana plantations are in very rural areas, surrounded by the growing of limes, mangos, guanabana and coconuts. All are organically certified. They are found throughout the states of Colima and Michoacan in Mexico as well as in Ecuador.

For more information about our bananas and our farms, click on http://organicsunlimited.com/organics/about