THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Jackfruit joint at Jignasa 2017 at Poojappura ground drew a big crowd on a concluding day on Sunday. Jignasa 2017 which had been organised by Vidhyarthi Seva trust was a crowd-puller. A variety of entertainment programmes and delicious food drew citizens to the festival.
At the jackfruit joint, the public could dig into ice-creams, porridge, ‘unniyappam’, pickle, halwa, snacks, squash, cake, chutney, ‘upma’, biriyani, jam and soft drinks all made from the fruit.
According to those manning the stall, nearly all well known and sought after snacks can be made using jackfruit.
The organisers said they aimed to create awareness about the goodness of the fruit through the stall. “Jackfruit is foremost among unadulterated food items. It is high time that people, especially children, changed modern food habits which are dangerous. Every part of jackfruit has some or other use. It even has the potential to prevent cancer,” the organisers said.
Jack-fruit ice-cream is made using jackfruit pulp, milk and sugar. No harmful chemicals are used. Today more than 320 dishes are made from the fruit in 22 countries.At the stall, books on recipes for various jackfruit dishes were available.