Looking for a new, tasty item to add to your dinner plate? Look no further: Jackfruit is here—and according to Pinterest’s food trends of 2017, it looks like it’s here to stay.
Even though it’s a fruit, jackfruit—which is known for its “meaty” texture—is often used to replace shredded beef or pork. Also called “jack,” it’s typically found in South and Southeast Asia. Between 150 and 200 jacks can grow on one tree’s branches and trunk each year, and each one can weigh up to 100 pounds! One jackfruit contains hundreds to thousands of flowers that have fused together and surround the seeds, which is the actual fruit. This tropical beauty has taken the vegan and vegetarian world by storm.
And with a 420 percent increase in interest among Pinterest users, the masses might just be persuaded to try out this amazing food.
Jackfruit is a true super-fruit: Not only is it packed with protein, vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium, it’s also extremely versatile and delicious.
Jackfruit used to come in a can! Why don't we use cans??? Jackfruit grows most abundantly in SE Asia. We looked as sourcing options closer to home, but there just wasn't enough! So, we made the decision to develop a process that is kind to the earth. ? Our Jackfruit is packed in a shelf-stable pouch meaning that it does not require refrigeration on its journey to North America. The pouch itself is also much lighter than a can and contains no added water to keep fuel use lower in transportation. An added bonus is that products like our Original Jackfruit contain ONLY Jackfruit – no preservatives and no high-sodium brine! Win win win!! ?
Whether blended in a yummy fruit smoothie or used in vegan nachos, tacos, or hearty sandwiches, jackfruit can be used in just about any way you can imagine. You can buy it fresh, canned, or prepared.
Need a little inspiration? Check out these 10 scrumptious dishes that feature jackfruit:
1. Vegan Nachos with Barbecue Jackfruit by Dora’s Daily Dish
2. Jackfruit Nagasari by Dita Mignonesia
Made it yesterday, Jackfruit Nagasari. Oommm nom nom…. ??? #delicious #brunch #lunch #goodmorning #goodnight #vegan #banana #jackfruit #jackfruit #jackfruitnangka Ingredients : 10 grains jackfruit cooked without seeds, cut into small cubes ½ coconuts made coconut milk 500 g rice flour 250 gr sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla powder banana leaves to wrap HOW TO MAKE THE CAKE NAGASARI JACKFRUIT: Combine coconut milk, rice flour, vanilla sugar and mix well, Simmer, stirring, stirring, input jack fruit that has been cut into pieces, stirring, Let stand for a moment continues to wrap with banana leaves, steamed until cooked. Ready to serve.
3. Freshly Squeezed Jackfruit Juice by fruitivorous
The most expensive juice I've ever made. Straight jackfruit juice. Also the most delicious juice ever made. Tastes like liquid bubblegum with a hint of mandarin and orange. Technically not the most expensive juice 'cause I got this epic 13kg jackfruit for free. Since I'm on a juice fast I juiced 7/8 of it and I took the rest of it to college to share with my classmates?. #gofruityourself #vegan #govegan #vegansofinstagram #vegansofig #highcarbvegan #hclf #hclfrv #rawvegan #rawvegansofig #rawfood #fullyraw #811rv #801010 #fruitarian #fruitarianism #frugivore #dutchvegan #ctfu #fruit #health #healthy #plantbased #soulfood #livingfood #monomeal #jackfruit #juicing #juicingallofjanuary
4. BBQ Jackfruit Sammies by PlantBasedBlonde
5. Jacked-Up Vegan Ribs by FatFreeVegan
6. Puerco Sandwich by Organix
7. BBQ Jackfruit Tacos by Vegan_Danielle
BBQ Jackfruit Tacos! Coleslaw made from @followyourheart Vegenaise Ingredients from @specialtyproduce #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #instavegans #hailseitan #plantbased #plantpowered #donteatthehomies #tacos #vegantacos #jackfruit #vegangains #veganfoodporn #veganmuscle #govegan #noanimalsharmed #forabetterworld #veganaf #eattherainbow #whatveganseat #whatveganlookslike #veganfortheanimals #veganforeverything #veganalltheway #ethicaleating #veganlife #veganforlife #vegancommunity
8. Black Bean and Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit Sopes by Lisa Myaf
#vegan Believe it or not, yep, this is all vegan! Black bean and chipotle bbq jackfruit sopes (homemade jackfruit and cheese), @gardein bbq wings (da bombalicios btw!), homemade probiotic grilled salsa verde, chipotle crema, avo, fries. It's a party on a platter!!! So good I am in #veganjunkfood heaven!!!!
9. Jackfruit Taquitos by The Mostly Vegan
10. Jackfruit Jelly by Agnes Dinh