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What is jackfruit and where can you buy it?

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Discover what jackfruit is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

What is jackfruit?

Jackfruit is a large fruit that originates in Asia. The flesh of the fruit is sold fresh or tinned. As well as being eaten raw, the young fruit can be cooked and can be used as an alternative to meat in vegan recipes, mimicking the texture of pulled pork, for instance.

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Where to buy jackfruit

GranoVita Young Green Jackfruit in Salted Water, £2.49/565g, Amazon

Biona Jackfruit Young Tender Pieces, £2.99/400g, Holland and Barrett


Jackfruit recipes

Jackfruit tacos

Smoked paprika jackfruit tacos, served with homemade tomato salsa, avocado and plenty of spicy chilli sauce… they’re the perfect party food whether you’re vegan or just going meat-free for the night!

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Vegan Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

Sri Lankan jackfruit curry

Make a vegan Sri Lankan feast tonight, with a jackfruit curry recipe straight from the kitchen of Kolamba in London. You’ll need plenty of fresh spices and a tin of green jackfruit for this traditional warming dish. A great way to impress your friends and try something new.

Sri Lankan Polos Jackfruit Curry Recipe Kolamba

BBQ pulled jackfruit with apple slaw

Check out this brilliant recipe for vegan pulled pork. Our easy BBQ jackfruit is super meaty but with a sweet, fruity taste. Perfect meat-free comfort food that will impress even the most carnivorous family members.

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Recipe