Foodie trends: Jackfruit!29 Sep

Foodie trends: Jackfruit!

We thought we’d try something different this month and take a look at one of the trendy food fads that are flying around at the moment.

Shanise, our office foodie and nutrition expert, thought that jackfruit would be a good place to start – it’s a versatile, nutritious fruit that has become increasingly popular over the last few years.

In its ripe form, jackfruit tastes sweet, like a mixture of banana, mango and orange, and is used to make jams, desserts and even ice cream! While unripe, jackfruit tastes savoury-like and is what some would describe as being like pulled pork. Quite a contrast, there!

It’s rich in vitamin A and high in fibre, and many people use it as a meat alternative as it provides a similar taste and texture. It can be quite hard to find, although you’ll probably be able to get it from any Asian food store, or you may even find tinned jackfruit in the world food aisle in your local supermarket.

So, to make your own jackfruit faux-pulled pork, you’ll need:

What do I do with all this?

Let us know how you get on!

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