Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world — one fruit can weigh between 10 and 100 pounds and contain hundreds of seeds that are rich in protein, potassium, calcium, and iron.
The fruit known as a jackfruit is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. You can follow this link for more information.
Here's my favorite recipe using jackfruit. With the right seasonings, you will think you are eating pulled pork! You can find canned jackfruit at your local Asian Market.
1-2 tbs coconut oil
1 small onion diced
2-- cloves crushed garlic
Homemade spice blend:
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle seasoning
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp lime juice
1 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp Bragg's or Coconut Amino acids
In a large skillet, on medium heat saute onions and crushed garlic.
Stir until onions are clear. Add lime juice, maple syrup and Bragg's.
Drain and rinse jackfruit, break apart and shred fruit ( like pulled pork)
Add spice mix and fruit, stirring to completely for good coverage.
The fruit will start to brown and liquid will dissolve.
Ready to roll into a burrito with black beans and salsa or guacamole.
Serves well with sweet potato fries.
For a Jackfruit "Pulled Pork" variation:
3 tbs tomato paste
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp tamarind paste or sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tsp maple syrup
Add sauce to cooking fruit and spices and simmer until ready to eat.
For nutritional information see: Jackfruit
Have a great week!