As tastes shift, and health conscious consumers increasingly explore a variety of meat free alternatives, the once humble Jackfruit has taken centre stage.
Indigenous to India and South East Asia, Jackfruit is a member of the fig family that has enjoyed phenomenal recent sales growth due to its stringy, meat-like consistency, comparable with chicken or pork.
Almost neutral in taste, the Jackfruit lends its substance to any flavours and sauces it is paired with, making it a perfect meat replacement for a whole spectrum of dishes. Rich in fibre, Jackfruit is also a source of vitamins A and C.
From pulled pork and tuna melt substitutes to pizzas, chillies and curries, the Jackfruit has become a versatile, cost effective player in the meat free market. With leading UK retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose launching extensive vegan lines in their stores, creative options like Jackfruit are on the rise within all types of flavours and menus.
We believe that Jackfruit will continue its meteoric rise to become one of the leading meat free alternatives within the UK market, and we offer our customers access to superb quality Jackfruit at highly cost-effective prices. With only a short growing season (Nov-Feb), it’s important to place early contracts to ensure bulk orders are fulfilled.
Talk to Compleat Food Network today about Jackfruit, or any of our other exceptional meat-free alternatives. Healthy eating has never felt so commercially rewarding.