Archive | May, 2010

FüD and Jack Fruit

27 May

Wow, I wanted to share something with you guys that happened today!  I went to this really awesome place for lunch called  FüD.  (Vegan Organic, but that is a whole ‘nother post.)

So, I had this really awesome ice cream minus the cream.  It is made out of raw cashew nuts and it even had a carob chocolate syrup on top.  It was truly amazing! (If you are wondering I did eat this before I ate my meal:)

I had something called the rainbow wrap.  Basically it was a yummy salad on a nori wrap. (nori wrap is a piece of seaweed; the kind they wrap sushi in.)  So there was a variety of mixed greens, red and yellow bell peppers, sliced cucumber, slices of apple, thinly sliced sweet red onion, topped with pieces of avocado and dried oregano.  Rainbow Wrap is  served with this yummy cashew sauce-dressing stuff.  It was so beautiful to look at and delicious.  It was so good that I forgot to take a picture of it.  DOH!!!  Oh well.

Again, the place is called FüD. (Sustainable, Organic, Local, Food) I think that is what it stands for??  FüD is located at 813 Summit, Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  You must go there if you enjoy healthy yummy food!

Something else that I would like to share with you that I have discovered at different times of visiting this restaurant is something called Jack Fruit.  Sometimes people call it dragon fruit.  They have several things that they serve it with at FüD.  They make something called Tuna Rahh.  It goes in place of where you would serve meat.  Like in the Tuna Rahh it is the star of a mock tuna fish.  It doesn’t taste like our traditional fruit (however, I haven’t tasted it alone)  It takes on the flavors that you mix it with very well (kind of like tofu)  and the texture is that of tuna fish.  Pretty wild when you are eating it and remembering that it is actually fruit!!

I am not really sure where you can buy Jack Fruit, I am assuming that Whole Foods or Asian Markets might carry it.

When I get the guts to make a recipe with it I will be sure to share it with you.

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Jack-fruit

* Being rich in potassium, Jack-fruit helps in the lowering of the blood pressure.
* The extract of Jack-fruit root is believed to help cure fever as well as diarrhea.
* Jack-fruit contains phyto-nutrients, with health benefits ranging from anti-cancer to anti-hypertensive.
* Jack-fruit root has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from asthma.
* The root of Jack-fruit is said to be good for the treatment of a number of skin problems.
* Jack-fruit has been found to have anti-aging, antioxidant and anti-ulcer properties.

You should see the nutritional values for this stuff, it’s off the charts! Dig in Baby!  (Yes, I always get giddy about good nutrition!  Wait till you see my up and coming web-site!!)

I will post some more pictures the next time I visit their restaurant.  P.S.  It’s brand new, and one of the few places in Kansas City that serve nothing but Vegan Organic Foods.  So if you are a veg head then this is the spot for you.

The owners are really nice and very helpful especially if you are trying to avoid certain things like wheat!

Bon Appetit!