There are many ways in which we can enjoy the increasingly popular, healthy meat substitute of jackfruit. With creative and imaginative new recipes being shared all the time, we take a look at five of the best ways to eat jackfruit. As an established provider of ethically sourced dried jackfruit snacks, we have seen a whole host of new ways to eat jackfruit emerge and tried many different recipes. Today, we take you through five of our favourite ways to eat jackfruit.
1.) Dried Jackfruit
Perhaps unsurprisingly, our favourite way to enjoy jackfruit is dried! With dried jackfruit, there are so many options with regards to flavouring. Our classic jackfruit chunks have been a huge hit with those that have tried them, whilst flavours such as our jackfruit chunks with ginger and lemon provide a fantastically flavourful and healthy snack.
In addition, we are currently working on some new flavours, including lemon and lime jackfruit. Our all new lemon and lime dried jackfruit pouches are set to be the latest tasty dried fruit treat from Jacked Foods and will be coming to you soon, so keep an eye out for its arrival on shelves!
Each of our dried jackfruit snack offerings are below 100 calories per pouch and are made with completely natural ingredients, no artificial colours or preservatives. What’s more, all ingredients used are ethically sourced and, for each pouch that we sell, we plant a tree in the East Africa region to help fight deforestation. For more information about our ethical consciousness, visit the impact section of our website.
So, at number one in our list of the best ways to eat jackfruit is dried, due to the scope for variety in flavour and health benefits.
2.) Pulled Jackfruit
Pulled jackfruit has been a revelation since relatively recently emerging as a substitute for pulled pork. Not only is jackfruit a good alternative for pulled pork, but it is also a good substitute in dishes that traditionally contain pulled tuna or crab. Whether you plan to make BBQ pulled jackfruit burgers, pulled jackfruit chilli or a pulled jackfruit pizza, the alternative core ingredient can provide a welcomed change and a delectable, distinctive flavour.
Although the flavour is one element of pulled jackfruit to behold, perhaps the best reason to make the switch from pulled pork is sustainability and vegetarianism. No animals will be harmed in the process of the creation of your unique pulled jackfruit dishes! Grab your fork and start pulling your jackfruit, for a delicious twist to traditional meat dishes.
3.) Jackfruit Cakes
An alternative to dishes such as crab cakes and fishcakes, jackfruit cakes are a great dish to serve either as a starter or as a main meal, with larger portions. Who needs crab or any other type of fish when you have this large tropical fruit at your disposal? For vegetarians and vegans, finding seafood-like foods can be a challenge.
However, jackfruit has emerged as a frontrunner, being an alternative that provides a similar texture to crab meat and a flavour that matches, if not exceeds, that of the creature with pincers that lives in a variety of marine environments. If you have yet to try jackfruit cakes, give it a whirl! We love them and promise that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Veganosity provides a detailed breakdown of how to make jackfruit cakes.
4.) Jackfruit ‘Ribs’
A spin on the popular dishes pork or beef ribs. Whilst jackfruit ‘ribs’ may take the appearance of meat and ignite the taste buds just as much, there is no meat to be found here. It can be frustrating when alternatives to great looking and tasting meat dishes don’t come freely but once you discover jackfruit ‘ribs’, you can eradicate this notion so far as ribs are concerned.
A herbivores dream, jackfruit ‘ribs’ ooze with flavour – when cooked correctly – and goodness. Jackfruit ‘ribs’ are a fantastic option if you are looking to bring a dish to a gathering or would like to prepare food early. The ribs can be cooked ahead of time and your chosen dressing or sauce can be added just before you place them under the grill. A warm and cosy dish for the winter months or a terrific addition to your plate under the sun. Veggie Society provides a fantastic recipe for jackfruit ribs.
5.) Jackfruit Pancakes
The last of the five ways to enjoy jackfruit to make our list is jackfruit pancakes. An alternative to the classic Chinese dish duck pancakes, jackfruit pancakes excite the senses. There are a wide range of ingredients to consider when looking to give your jackfruit pancakes a truly unique and mouth watering result. Here is just one example of a list of ingredients to accompany the jackfruit:
- Spring onion
- Shaved carrot
- Hoisin sauce
Get creative with your jackfruit pancakes and bring your dish to life with whatever spices and ingredients you see fit! Why not enjoy jackfruit pancakes by taking inspiration from other Asian cuisines? Jackfruit resembles the texture of duck very closely and is therefore a leading meat substitute for this dish.
5.) Jacked Foods – Dried Jackfruit & More
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide through some of the best ways to eat jackfruit! Should you have any questions for the team here at Jacked Foods about the best ways to use jackfruit, or indeed about any of the dried fruit snacks that we produce, please contact us today. Our friendly team always welcomes interaction with fellow jackfruit enthusiasts.