Food that Starts with J

Food that Starts with J

There are also many food names that start with the letter J, and it is probably that you have never heard from them. The list goes from fruits to meat cuts.


Fruits that start with J

Jaboticaba: tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil.

Jaboticaba jam is delicious, but it takes a lot of time preparing it. I just prefer to buy it.


Jackfruit: immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted.

– The jackfruit is the largest fruit in the world. It can reach eighty pounds!


Japanese plum: yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies.

– The Japanese plum looks like an apricot with a fruity flavor.


Jonathan Apple: red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw.

Jonathan apples have a long storage life because they freeze well.


Juneberry: edible purple or red berries.

– You know that juneberries are ready to harvest by counting sixty days after their Bloom.


Jambos: used in some classifications for rose apples (Eugenia jambos).

Jambos are highly priced for their many uses as a tonic for the brain, confections and as a diuretic.


Meats that start with J

Jambon: meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked).

– I picked a honey mustard jambon panini and a lemonade.


Jerky: meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun.

– Crossfit athletes eat jerky beef as a healthy snack.


Joint: a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion.

– The menu includes rib-eye roasted joint served with sauteed vegetables.


Vegetables that start with J

Jerusalem artichoke: sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips.

– Have you ever tried a Jerusalem artichoke? It resembles a ginger root, but it is not that spicy.


Julienne: a clear soup garnished with julienne vegetables. A vegetable cut into thin strips (usually used as a garnish).

Julienne soup is one of my favorites. I eat it each time I feel homesick.


Grains that start with J

Java: a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans.

– Today I have a hot java. I need it to stay awake while I study.


Johnnycake: cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England).

– During her trip to the Bahamas, she claimed to eat lots of Johnnycakes.


Jook: a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast.

– It was a tradition to prepare jook with turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving.