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Jackfruit goes global: India's 'superfood' is becoming the world's preferred meat alternative.
May 19, 2020

Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West.
 
Part of the South Asia's diet for centuries, jackfruit was so abundant that tonnes of it went to waste every year.
 
But now India, the world's biggest producer of jackfruit, is capitalising on its growing popularity as a 'superfood' meat alternative - touted by chefs from San Francisco to London and Delhi for its pork-like texture when unripe.
    

The Economic Times

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