Jackfruit as the new go-to meat substituteMarch 18th, 2019
Jackfruit as we already know is a popular meat alternative being used in place of items like barbecue pulled pork. The fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and is also grown in parts of Africa and South America. Americans have been using it as a meat substitute for a few years now thanks to a stringy texture that mimics pulled pork or beef.
Jackfruit is a good source of iron, calcium, and B vitamins, and using it as a replacement for meat may help cut calories and saturated fat from a diet.
It should be noted that jackfruit has a much lower protein content compared to meat, estimated at 2.8 grams per serving versus around 21 grams.