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Jackfruit recipes are hot right now! There are many ways to use jackfruit, so I've been on the lookout for the BEST.
I'm ready to try it out to see how awesome it truly is. I tried it out and I am officially in love with jackfruit. The flavor is a cross between pineapple and mango, but you can rinse the jackfruit to get rid of some of the sweetness. If you do that, then cook it in savory spices, the flavor changes completely. Jackfruit has the texture of pulled pork – without harming any animals in the process!
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Jackfruit isn't one of those “vegan foods” that meat eaters will hate. Plant-based folks and meat eaters alike love jackfruit, and for good reason. I feel like the texture is kind of like shredded chicken, so it's not slimy or gross like some meat substitutes are… and it takes on the flavor of whatever you're cooking it with so it's fully customizable depending on the herbs and spices you use.
If you're a jackfruit virgin, I recommend starting with a BBQ jackfruit recipe. The flavor and texture are similar enough to meat that you won't be taking a huge step to eat some BBQ jackfruit sliders, for example.
3 Fun facts about jackfruit:
The seeds of ripe jackfruit are edible and very delicious when roasted or boiled in salted water. They are also made into flour.
Extracts from the roots for the jackfruit tree can be used to treat fever, asthma and diarrhea.
Ripe jackfruit is eaten as a fruit but unripe jackfruit is prepared as a vegetable. Young jackfruit is used in stews or curries, boiled, roasted; or fried and eaten as a snack.
So, where do you get jackfruit? You can fly to Sri Lanka, or head over to Amazon and buy a ton of jackfruit for super cheap. Your local Trader Joe's may also have it but in my experience it's been hit or miss to find there. If you have a local International type store, they usually have jackfruit in the produce/fresh section.
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