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How to Cook Jackfruit Seeds

Did you know jackfruit seeds are edible? Yes, they are, so don't throw them away. They can be used for so many dishes, but first, they need to be cooked. Let's get started!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time5 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: easy, fruit, nuts, savory
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • pot
  • Fork
  • Colander
  • Spatula


  • Water
  • 2 cups jackfruit seeds doesn't have to be exact
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil coconut oil, vegetable, clarified butter, etc.
  • Salt pepper, garlic powder to taste


  • Add a pot half full with water to the burner. Set the heat to high. Add the jackfruit seeds along with the salt. Then bring to a boil.
  • Once they boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15 to 25 minutes until fork tender.
  • Pour into a colander and drain. Allow them to cool for a few minutes so you can handle them.
  • Now remove the outer white shell with your fingers. Or cut the seed in half, which makes removing it easier. Add some salt and you can eat them as is, or fry them up.
  • Add some oil to a skillet. Set the heat to medium. Once the oil heats up add the boiled seeds. Saut√© them for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown. You may also cook them with onions, peppers, etc. Enjoy!



This will make 6 servings that are just shy of 4 ounces apiece. 
Each serving contains:
141 Calories, 29g of carbs, 5.3g of protein, 0 grams of fat, 1.3 g of fiber, 21% of RDI for Riboflavin, 18% RDI for Thiamine, 13% RDI for Magnesium, 10% RDI for Phosphorus