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by in Uncategorized on 24th October, 2016

Amongst the Vegan community Jackfruit is actually hailed as the ‘meat’ of ones diet. Every and any dish that calls for meat is being substituted with Jackfruit, it is quite fibrous and actually had a meaty texture and filled with goodness. I’ve seen ‘Kentucky fried Jackfruit’, ‘Pulled Jackfruit’ and even ‘Curried jackfruit’. The health benefits are amazing. Growing up in an Indian Bengali household we often had Jackfruit as a savory dish with rice at dinner. A lot of people may be familiar with ripe yellow Jackfruit.

  • They contain high amounts of Vitamin A which are great for your eyes.

  • They contain high amounts of Magnesium which is good for maintaining bone health.

  • One cup can boost your immune system due to the amount of Vitamin C they contain.

  • Anaemic? Packed with Vitamin A, C, E, K, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Copper, Manganese and Magnesium which are required for blood formation which both aid absorbtion and increase iron levels.

  • Slows down the ageing process, WHAT! Yessssss. The antioxidants present can destroy the free radicals in your body which contribute to ageing! Yes please!

  • Improves digestion because of its high fibre content and can thus improve gut health!

We’ve got  bit carried away and given you a few extra recipes. You can find tinned green jackfruit with is perfect for these recipes in your local supermarket or try the ripe tinned yellow version for those with a sweet tooth!

A perfect pairing!

Tortillas, with Mexican Jackfruit

Jerk Seasoned Jack Fruit

Get spicy with it!

Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

Co-founder of Amaliah amongst many other roles. Selina is passionate about empowering those around her and just trying to be a better person. She loves looking after plants and a good cuppa because motherhood and running is not for the faint hearted. She is also Co-founder to Aishah and Eesa and currently a one digit mother, Alhamdulilah. You will find her in the local charity shop, garden centre or park with her kids. Have a listen to the Amaliah Voices podcast. Link in bio peeps. To join the Amaliah Writer Community email me at [email protected]