more about jack

You probably didn't know, but jack is a fruit of all trades

Jack is used to create many types of dishes

Young jackfruit

Jackfruit in its unripe version is known for its stringy meat-like texture. It has the ability to take on any flavor. It's the ideal meat replacement, just mix it with the spices of your choice and eat in sandwiches, wraps, burritos, curries, pizzas, you name it.

RIPE JACKFRUIT

jackfruit in its ripe version is naturally sweet. It mixes well with other fruits, such as mangos, papayas or bananas. It makes for a great addition to many desserts, just add it to custards, cakes or smoothies and you have yourself one exotic dish.

JACKFRUIT SEEDS

Jackfruit seeds, from the ripe jackfruit, have a milky, sweet taste. It's actually often compared to the Brazilian nuts. These seeds make for tasty snacks, either boiled or roasted, or can be ground into powder and combined with wheat flour for baking.

Jack's journey starts in the JUNGLE...

Farmers harvest the young, unripe jackfruit from the trees. And, within a day, they cut it, blast-freeze it, and package it so it's ready for its travels.

Why is Jack seen as a food star?

  • More than 200 jackfruits can easily grow on one tree each year
  • One jackfruit can weigh 25 kg, the largest fruit in the world
  • Jackfruit is rich in fiber, magnesium, zink & potassium, and full of vitamins
  • Jackfruit is low in calories and free from fat and sodium
  • Jackfruit trees drink very little water, and do not need pesticides or chemicals to grow many fruits

The best part...

The more jackfruit farmers harvest, the more jackfruit will grow on the trees.

...and the sad part

More than 1/3 of jackfruit goes un-eaten, which makes many farmers consider it as a waste crop.

...stops at a kitchen...

The fresh, frozen jackfruit chunks and stripes arrive in the Netherlands and go directly into Meet Jack's freezers.

Jack is on standby to send jackfruit on a chef's request. Either a chef looking to make jackfruit masterpieces, or Meet Jack's chefs ready to create a new batch of Jack's famous jackfruit products. Think bitterballen, croquettes, rendang, burgers, spreads, and many more.

Jack is A true fruit of all trades

jack stripes

Used to recreate soft-textured dishes,
such as stews or burgers.

jack chunks

Used to recreate the more chunky dishes,
such as gyros or rendang.

...ends on your plate

In the end, whether in the form of one of Meet Jack's  products or a chef's delicious creation, Jack finds his way onto your plate. He is a great alternative to meat, and always nice to remember, when you eat jackfruit you save trees.

All-in-all, Jack has had quite a journey, and has successfully become known as...

A fruit for meat lovers