As plant-based foods become more popular, so does misinformation. Jackfruit is often referred to as “the meat of the jungle” and has performed this role in varying degrees. For every incredible pulled “pork” sandwich, there’s another platter of stringy, unidentifiable BBQ going untouched at the neighborhood cookout. If you don’t know jack about jackfruit, you’re not alone.
Jackfruit: Where to buy it
You can buy young, green (unripe), jackfruit that is canned in brine. You can also check out our other blog posts. In syrup You can also check out our other blog posts. fresh. As its name implies, jackfruit fresh is sweet. It’s often used in desserts like pudding, ice-cream, smoothies and sorbet. The texture of jackfruit is smooth and almost bouncey, similar to lychees. While delicious, this isn’t the best way to replicate a meaty experience, to say nothing of the difficulty prepping a whole jackfruit, which can weigh up to 100 pounds.
Sometimes jackfruit in its immature form is sold in pouches, and sometimes it’s also sold with shelf-stable meat substitutes. The differences between the two are minimal, aside from the fact that they contain less liquid.
How To Cook Jackfruit
The first time they cook, most people make a mistake. Some brands have jackfruit that’s already…