10 Jan

Click on the title to learn of The Benefits of Jackfruit.   Jackfruit is a member of the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit tree family.  It grows in mostly tropical and subtropical areas and the fruit can weigh as much as 100 pounds and grow to 3 feet in length.  One jackfruit tree can produce up to three tons of food per year.  Jackfruit use to be the food of poor people who could not afford expensive meat.  A jackfruit that falls from a tree, can be picked up and taken home for free to feed and nourish a family.  Now we see this delectable and hardy fruit being used as a plant-based meat alternative among the rich and the poor because of its meat-like texture and ability to soak up flavor when cooked.  Look for it in your local supermarket.  

A two cup serving of jackfruit contains 6 grams of fiber, 5.6 grams of protein, vitamins A and C, and a host of other important nutrients.  It has enormous benefits for Type II diabetics and those suffering from other chronic illnesses.  Make yourself a BBQ jackfruit slider for dinner tonight.  You will never go back to the pulled pork version!!!

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