That’s who made the Jackfruit I tried.
Looks like animal meat. Looks like fall off the bone animal meat.
But it isn’t. It’s jackfruit. Everybody’s talking about it being the one food that will feed thus save the world. It’s got everything going for it. Lots of nutrients. A part of it can be used as glue. A part used as timber. The plant itself has a huge yield. Can grow about anywhere.
Eat it ripened and sweet as a sweet fruit or eat it green and unripened as a savory food that resembles animal meat when cooked and pulled.
There’s only one problem. I don’t like it. Maybe it’s just me, since so many people rave about it, but it is just awful. I tried it right out of the package, then cooked. The cooking didn’t change it.
It textures more like a tender stalk that’s been cooked and pulled than animal meat that’s been cooked and pulled. There’s nothing wrong with that. If it tasted good. It just doesn’t.
Maybe if you like super gamey taste. Maybe it’s a spice I’m not familiar with or a combination of spices that give it that horrible taste and after taste.
I’m not giving up on jackfruit. The Jackfruit Company, in partnership with Global Village Fruit, is now the largest supplier of Jackfruit products in the world, so I don’t know what my chances are of getting a different tasting product from a different vendor. I’m still going to try though. Maybe it’s just the recipe, not the fruit that tasted so bad.
I did read somewhere, though, that the ripened fruit has a putrid smell when opened, and it needs to air out before eating it. Maybe they didn’t air this particular batch of jackfruit enough. I don’t know.
The good news is that Lilly Belle, our vegan dog, loved it. Wants it all the time now!! So I’ll buy it for her. It’s a fruit, so it’s not a big source of protein. But she gets her bigger protein elsewhere. It has a lot of nutritional benefits – all good.
I really do want to like this, so I’m hoping the flavoring added is what I didn’t like.
When I try it again by flavoring it myself I’ll update you.