What is jackfruit?
Jackfruit grows on trees and ranges from 10-100 pounds per individual fruit, which is typically a green-yellow hue and covered in bumps. Rumor has it it's one of the largest tree-borne fruits on earth.
What can you do with it?
buy it pre-marinated in BBQ sauce and ready to slap on a bun for a quick sandwich.
I've used it to make vegan pulled BBQ pork sandwiches. To be honest, the texture was so close to meat (I haven't eaten meat in 16 years), it actually sort of weirded me out and I had a hard time eating it.
My mom (a carnivore) loved it, and deemed the unusual fruit-for-meat swap a success.
Is jackfruit good for you?
And if you needed one more reason to love the once-humble jackfruit, it has recently gotten praise as a highly sustainable source of important nutrients with serious potential to fight hunger in low income countries.
Now that's a sloppy joe to get jacked about.