I just went to the market and tried my first jack fruit. It was uber sweet and my daughter loved it but just a few seconds after I tried it the back of my throat started to itch and the inner canal of my ears started to itch. For about 20 minutes I felt it's effect. Anyone else out there in Banana Land who has had this happen to them, or with another fruit?
Yes, absolutely. I've had Jackfruit (in Chinatown NYC) that made my whole mouth and ears itch like crazy, and I've had Jackfruit that was fine (in Thailand). I'm not yet sure if it's pesticides, type of jackfruit, or the latex that surrounds the edible flesh somehow rubbing off on the flesh.
just bought a whole one from a asian store, chopped it and started eating it... only had a 4-5 flowers or whatever you call them and my throat started to swell... still swollen, eating celery and ice water now to try and calm it down! my uvula is touching my swollen tongue, pretty scary but it doesn't seem to be getting any worse... the latex, or sticky part, was super intense on this one... in the past my mouth itched but never swelled up like this time... bummer because it was so juicy and tasty.. makes me scared to even try it again!!! CRYPES.