Native to Southeast Asia, Africa and South America, the Jackfruit tree is the largest tree fruit in the world and is related to figs and breadfruit. Depending on its ripeness, Jackfruit can be used in sweet and savoury dishes.
Young green Jackfruit has a neutral taste and a suprisingly similar consistency to pork, making it an excellent vegan meat replacement. It can be marinated, roasted, stewed, added to curries and stir fries, and is popularly used to make vegan barbecued pulled Jackfruit sandwiches.
Although it doesn't have a high protein content, Jackfruit is rich in fibre, vitamin C and many other important nutrients.