Could jackfruit seeds stand in for cocoa?
On a recent video, Craig comments:
I have some jackfruit ripening on the tree right now.
“Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But in a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing.”
Now that is strange. I never would have thought.
Of course, it is said that people use roasted velvet bean seeds as a substitute for coffee; however, BASICALLY EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD is claimed to be a substitute for coffee.
Which is ridiculous, as nothing is a substitute for coffee.
I may have to process some jackfruit seeds as I would cocoa beans and see what they taste like, though. For science.