We can never get enough recipes using Jackfruit. These 3-delicious recipes are making plant-based ZING in the most flavourful ways.
Pulled Jackfruit Burgers Jackfruit Curry Jackfruit Drumsticks
So what is jackfruit?
It's been an Asian food staple for almost eons but now it's coming out to the west more and more. It's a fruit which contains individual morsels of absolute nutritional gold. When prepared it takes on the characteristics of 'old world' chicken and pork - fully sustainable plant-based cuisine.
Key growers and suppliers of jackfruit seem to be emerging from the beautiful Indian island state of Sri Lanka renowned for its 'clean and green' - pesticide and insecticide free - and most either organically grown or farm grown.
Check online for your natural food store to obtain your stash of tinned young jackfruit in brine and try these amazing recipes.
1. PULLED JACKFRUIT BURGERS
You can replicate this image easy-peasy. The young jackfruit when liberally doused in home-made BBQ sauce tastes like the old-world proteins of animal chicken or pork. A blind test would give you so much a -taste-alike experience it would be hard to know the difference.
This recipe is easy for beginners to attack with great gusto and enthusiasm.
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2. JACKFRUIT CURRY
There are those times when all you want is a great tasting curry, easy to throw together and ready to share with friends. Here we have a bit of a reputation for curries and sharing with friends is one of our most enriching pastimes. When the curry hanker emerges the desire has to be met full one.
3. JACKFRUIT DRUMSTICKS WITH SWEET SESAME & VEGAN BBQ SAUCE
Just when you thought you'd never get another invite to a BBQ, now the host wants you there because of these babies. In other parts of Asia 'drumsticks' are made using tofu but in Sri Lanka the young jackfruit works even better and we think more tastier.
The accompanying sauce recipes are absolutely stunning and when you've had your fill of drumsticks you can use the sauces to liberally pour over other vegan food.
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Wanting to know more about the nutritional properties of jackfruit?
Rich in Nutrients: Jackfruit is a good source of essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fibre. It also contains small amounts of other vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamin B6.
High in Fibre: Jackfruit is a fiber-rich fruit, which can aid in digestion and promote regular bowel movements. A diet high in fiber is also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
Supports Digestive Health: The fiber content in jackfruit can help prevent constipation, promote a healthy digestive system, and support gut health. It may also provide relief from digestive issues like bloating and indigestion.
Contains Antioxidants: Jackfruit is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and other phytonutrients, which can help protect the body against oxidative stress and damage from free radicals. Antioxidants play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases and supporting overall health.
May Help Lower Blood Pressure: Jackfruit contains potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure levels. Consuming foods high in potassium, like jackfruit, as part of a balanced diet may help maintain healthy blood pressure.
Supports Immune Function: The vitamin C content in jackfruit can support a healthy immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells and enhancing the body's ability to fight off infections and illnesses.
Potential Anti-inflammatory Effects: Jackfruit contains certain compounds with potential anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is associated with various health conditions, and consuming anti-inflammatory foods may help reduce inflammation in the body.
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