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Funky jackfruit smell.....
« on: June 21, 2020, 09:04:04 PM »
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I’ve bought many jackfruits I’ve the years. They of course can have a strong fruity, some would say “jungle,” aroma.

Today I bought one that smelled nice aNd mildly fruity In the store.
A few hours later, it now seems to have a gasoline-like undertone if I give it a sniff.

I’ve never smelled that in a jackfruit before. Should I be concerned?

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Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 09:29:10 AM »
It’s a goner.
Took it back for a refund just now.

I have a high tolerance for jungle aromas but this was too much.

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Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
Damn. That's how Jared described marang. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs5uAiH7qJs

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Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 11:03:45 PM »
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I’ve bought many jackfruits I’ve the years. They of course can have a strong fruity, some would say “jungle,” aroma.

Today I bought one that smelled nice aNd mildly fruity In the store.
A few hours later, it now seems to have a gasoline-like undertone if I give it a sniff.

I’ve never smelled that in a jackfruit before. Should I be concerned?

I love that gasoline smell in Jackfruit, sooo dank. :o

I believe what you are smelling are the Volatile Sulphur Compounds in Jackfruit, three of which I know have been identified:

3-(methylthio)-propanal (methional)
2-hydroxyethyl methyl sulfide
3-(methylthio)-hexanol
« Last Edit: June 22, 2020, 11:05:17 PM by Jabba The Hutt »

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Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 09:25:51 AM »
Funny you mentioned marang. I have had a Marang right off the tree, and somewhere in my memory banks I made the connection to this gasoline smell.  Definitely very pungent.

I could’ve cut it open and given it a taste test but if it was nasty, it would’ve been much more of a production to return it to the grocery store LOL

I just have never had quite that specific aroma in a jackfruit, so it spooked me a bit. Like I said, I love the wild smells but this one seemed “off”


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Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2020, 09:38:16 AM »
Funny you mentioned marang. I have had a Marang right off the tree, and somewhere in my memory banks I made the connection to this gasoline smell.  Definitely very pungent.


I could’ve cut it open and given it a taste test but if it was nasty, it would’ve been much more of a production to return it to the grocery store LOL

I just have never had quite that specific aroma in a jackfruit, so it spooked me a bit. Like I said, I love the wild smells but this one seemed “off”
Some of the best Jackfruit I've tasted, smelled like you were huffing gasoline
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Re: Funky jackfruit smell.....
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2020, 10:09:48 AM »
Well crud, I may’ve blown it!

 

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