Everything you need to know about the fruit that is taking the meat-free world by storm.
Have you heard of jackfruit? This nutrient rich, oversized, crowd-pleasing fruit is certainly taking the meat-free world by storm. You don’t need to worry about supply levels either – just one jackfruit tree can produce up to three tonnes of fruit in just one year! The huge trees produce massive, green, oblong fruits with a bumpy, fleshy exterior. On the inside, jackfruit contains many pale-yellow, plump bulbs, which are edible and joined at the core. The seeds can also be cooked, eaten on their own, or ground into flour.
Packed with fibre and antioxidants, jackfruit is increasingly being used all over world as a plant-based meat alternative. The great thing about green (or young) fruit is they don’t have a strong flavour on their own, so they’re able to soak up herbs, spices, and other seasonings. It also has a stringy, “meat-like” texture, making the fruit perfect for plant-based versions of shredded chicken, pulled pork, or other meat-based meals.
Jackfruit isn’t just an easy way to incorporate more meat-free meals into your diet, it can be a nutritious and sustainable food and offers an interesting way to expand your culinary horizons. Head into your local WholeLife to discover the Amazonia Tender Jack range. With delicious flavours such as Smokey BBQ, Curry, Teriyaki, and Original, which will you choose?