For a lot of us who have been trying #MeatlessMondays
or trying to become vegan or vegetarian - we know our way
around vegetables! But what if we told you there’s a fruit substitute for
meat? This juicy gem is a gluten-free, grain-free exotic
fruit called Jackfruit. Shred it, roast it, or simply eat it – jackfruit
will give you an unexpected gastronomic experience.
This sweet, exotic fruit is
packed with proteins, vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium, minerals,
phytonutrients, carbohydrate, electrolytes, fiber, and fat. The
health benefits include
preventing the onset of cancer, strengthening bones,
your nervous system and helping people with diabetes. Also, and this is
our favourite part - it has anti-ageing properties! It fights
wrinkles, gives you flawless skin, and helps strengthen your eye sight as
well. Sounds like the miracle fruit we must try!!!
With the vegan trend spreading like
wildfire, we are constantly looking for flavourful meat protein alternatives.
Jackfruit is known to have the taste and texture of pulled pork. It is chewy,
juicy and tender. Some will agree that it also tastes like chicken in some
preparations. All you need to do is spice it up like you would do with any
other type of meat.
Healthy meat alternatives? Yes, please! Vegans all
over the world are catching on fast to the jackfruit trend. Apart from being
extremely healthy, jackfruit is also very versatile. You can eat it ripe or use
it in burger patties, salads, nachos, smoothies, sandwiches, tacos, and desserts.
You can even try making jackfruit ice
cream with coconut milk if you are feeling experimental and are craving a vegan
ice cream! Even jackfruit seeds can be roasted and eaten as a healthy snack or
simply used to sprinkle on top of salads. It absorbs flavours easily,
so use it for cooking your favourite dishes.
There’s hardly anything that you can’t use jackfruit
for, so go try this new meatless rage for yourself!
Want to know about more vegan meatless options like
Tofu? Read about Tofu here
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