When I came home this afternoon, I could smell the sweet smell of the ripe jackfruit at the door. As I came into the kitchen, I could see that the jackfruit had turned yellow with brown tips and was weeping a bit. It was clearly ripe. It took about an hour and a half to get all of the pods and seeds out. It was a great cooking workout breaking the ribbons of flesh to get the sweet pods out of the fruit. I wore disposable gloves, so I didn't have much clean up to do on myself when I was done, but the natural latex from the jackfruit coated most of my knife even though I had oiled it before I started. It took me another 15 minutes to emulsify the latex off the knife with canola oil. I managed to get about 10 cups of fruit and 3 cups of seeds out of the 10 pound fruit. The flavor of the jackfruit is a combination of coconut, pineapple, banana and something more tropically exotic like lucuma. I'm looking forward to my bulk spices and foods order arriving on Thursday. I want to try to make a jackfruit agar agar. I also think it would make a great cream pie. I haven't decided if I'm going to roast the seeds.