A Fruit Alternative to Meat

what you need to know about jackfruit


What is a jackfruit and why would I eat it?

We envision the revolutionary jackfruit as the meat replacement of the future. Picture this: a healthy meat-free alternative, but with the same meaty texture as tender pork.

What are the nutritional values of jackfruit?

Jackfruit is high in calcium, fiber and potassium. Low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. And it is also a good source of vitamin C and manganese.

What is the difference between unripe and ripe jackfruit?

Jackfruit is mostly known for its sweet fruity taste - that’s the fruit when it is ripe. Unripe jackfruit has a neutral taste and combines extremely well with all types of spices. That is why at Meet Jack we use unripe jackfruit. It’s easy to season with spices to recreate many meat dishes.

Where does Meet Jack’s jackfruit come from?

Together with our partner Valio Hamburg, we have set up a sustainable supply chain for jackfruit from Thailand and Sri Lanka. In Asia the jackfruit is harvested, removed from the skin, cut into smaller pieces, blanched, and blast frozen. This process is known as individually quick-frozen (IQF) method. Via sea transportation, Jack travels to the Netherlands.

What about your CO2 emissions?

Jackfruit is a multi crop and the tree grows in the jungle along the equator. As the jackfruit does not need any pesticides and chemicals and hardly uses any water, it’s considered a climate-smart crop. In our supply chain, only CO2 is produced through sea transportation. We are currently conducting a Life Cycle Analysis and we compare our footprint with soy and meat (and we compete with meat). The report will be done in Q4 2021 and uploaded on our website.

Where are the Meet Jack products produced?

All Meet Jack products are produced in two different production facilities in The Netherlands. We set up a strategic partnership with a family-run meat production facility and they not only produce for us, they also sell our products as their plant-based vegan line. We cooperate with various chefs who join us on our journey towards creating healthier eating habits.

How does Meet Jack contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)?

At the moment we are helping to achieve 3 out of 12 SDG’s:SDG 15:

SDG 15: Life on Land: Jackfruit is a climate-smart crop and contributes to reforestation and agroforestry. The crop revitalizes groundwater, needs little water, so that scarce resources can be used elsewhere, and does not use fertilizers.

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production: One of our goals is to address the overconsumption of meat and animal-based protein. We want to encourage you to order a ‘portie of jackfruit bitterballen’ over drinks. A perfect guilt-free and meaty alternative.

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being: Our jackfruit products are vegan and filled with fibers & nutrients. our natural jackfruit chunks are gluten-free, soy- free with love for Mother Nature. It’s good for you, your health and the planet.


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