A Malaysian woman in Illinois, United States was recently shocked to find ready-to-eat jackfruit that had been sliced like watermelons being sold in an American supermarket chain.
Facebook user Mei Tan shared the pictures on August 2 showing the completely butchered jackfruit coincidentally placed right under the watermelons at a Whole Foods Market in Wheaton, Illinois.
Many Asians were equally confused and shocked after seeing Tan’s post on Facebook, which has now garnered over 6,100 shares, 1,200 comments, and 4,200 reactions.
Asian-related humor page, Asians Never Die, even made a side-by-side comparison on the difference of what a perfectly prepared jackfruit looks like compared to the one from Whole Foods.
According to AsiaOne, most sellers of jackfruit don’t just cut and slice the massive fruit as they don’t want to cover the sweet flesh with the inedible sap from the jackfruit’s pith and seed.
Here’s a video on how to cut a jackfruit without completely ruining it.
Images via Facebook / Mei Tan