What Is Jackfruit? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

 

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What Is Jackfruit? Here\'s Everything You Need to Know About the Trendy Meat Substitute

Unless you’re a connoisseur of exotic fruits, you’ve probably never heard of jackfruit . Originating from Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa, jackfruit is a tree-borne, tropical fruit. When ripe, it has a sweet taste similar to that of a pineapple; when it’s just off the tree, its flavor is blander, like a potato.

Jackfruit is having a bit of a moment: according to last month’s Upserve State of the Restaurant Industry Report , it saw a 131% increase in popularity in 2017, and some researchers have hailed it as a “miracle” crop due to its ample nutritional content. But what, […]

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