By now, many of you have seen jackfruit on menus, in stores and are wonder wtf it is right?
Jackfruit is a really solid meat “substitute.” I sort of loathe that word in this context, especially because jackfruit is not fake or processed, it’s a naturally occurring substance, it’s the offspring of a plant. When jackfruit is young, it shreds like chicken or pork, it’s very mild in flavor and takes on the characteristics of whatever is used as a marinade, is satiating AF and is extremely versatile. When it is more ripe, it tastes much like an apple of pineapple. I’ve also seen it used in desserts.
Jackfruit is a good source of fiber, high in vitamins like B6 and minerals like potassium. It contains no saturated fat and is naturally gluten free. It’s become a staple for me.
It’s quick and easy to prepare, and is a piece of a nutrient dense meal. If I’m really out of time, I’ll buy already marinated @thejackfruitco. It’s minimally processed and gluten free! You can also buy raw jackfruit and marinate yourself. Just make to rinse it well before marinating.
I’ll use tortillas (@sietefoods)or gluten free bread, add jackfruit and a slaw of carrots, carrot tops, radishes and radish tops with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and viola, lunch of dinner is made!
Have you tried jackfruit?