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.
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, 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.
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.
The more jackfruit farmers harvest, the more jackfruit will grow on the trees.
More than 1/3 of jackfruit goes un-eaten, which makes many farmers consider it as a waste crop.
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.
Used to recreate soft-textured dishes,
such as stews or burgers.
Used to recreate the more chunky dishes,
such as gyros or rendang.
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...