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.
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
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!
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.
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.