Jackfruit is an ancient fruit grown on trees in tropical climates, native to south and southeast Asia, that belongs to the Moraceae plant family – which also includes mulberries, figs, and breadfruit.. Fun fact, it is also the largest tree-borne fruit in the world!!!
When it comes to plant-based meat, jackfruit is unique! This healthy fruit can go from replacing pulled pork to starring in a smoothie. Its unique flavour make it a perfect addition to sweet, tropical-flavoured dishes, as well as with sweet & sour and savoury dishes. The amazing properties of this fruit are just beginning to be discovered!
Jackfruit is rich in vitamins and fiber. A 100-gram portion of jackfruit contains 95 calories, 2 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the combination of potassium, fiber and antioxidants in jackfruit can benefit heart health, as well as decrease inflammation in the body.