Four Vegan Jackfruit Recipes
January 30, 2021
With the growing popularity of a plant-based diet, exotic alternatives and ingredients are becoming more widely available. Originally found in tropical rainforests, Jackfruit has made its way into the hands of South African foodies, who share their vegan jackfruit recipes for you to try at home.
A healthy nutrient-dense meat replacement
Jackfruit is a nutrient-packed wonder well worthy of its superfood status, growing up to an astronomical 35kg! Jackfruit is low in calories, and one of the rare fruits that is rich in a B-complex group of vitamins, containing very good amounts of Vit B6, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid. It is well known for its antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339770/
Mouth-Watering Vegan Jackfruit Recipes
Jackfruit has many uses; ranging from hummus to a well-loved substitute for pork in plant-based dishes. Unripe jackfruit is a favourite for savoury offerings while the sweeter, juicier ripe fruits can be well enjoyed in a variety of desserts!
We challenged a few of our favourite South African foodies to put their creativity to the test and showcase the versatility of this tropical fruit. Each recipe requires Nature’s Charm Young Green Jackfruit in brine. You can buy this product online from Wellness Warehouse.
Leozette Roode’s Chili-Chocolate Jackfruit Nachos
Leozette is the author of The South African Vegan Cookbook, a popular and well-loved cookbook filled with 80 plant-packed meals as well as pages of information and inspiration. She is also the media and campaigns manager as Humane Society International UK, and a ProVeg South Africa volunteer.
Mira Weiner’s BBQ Jackfruit Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Mira is a plant-based advocate and creative cook, sharing many mouth watering recipes on her Instagram page. She is also the co-founder of Rhythm Full On, a vegan friendly getaway in the mountains of the Western Cape.