26 Feb '18, 10am
Some Westerners think jackfruit ‘tastes like meat’, ‘mimics pulled pork’ https://t.co/ENLIhpcgP4
NowThis Food , a subsidiary of the popular Facebook page NowThis , recently posted a video about a “bizarre” fruit that apparently mimics pulled pork, going so far as saying that it tastes like meat. Advertisement Jackfruit It’s not even some kind of new fruit that will propel us into culinary culture circa year 3018, actually. It’s just the humble tropical jackfruit. That’s right, the fruit commonly grown at community gardens and sold at fruit stalls is getting popularised as a vegan substitute for meat. Which is weird, because for most of us, we are pretty sure jackfruit tastes like a cross between mango, pineapple and banana… basically, nothing like meat. Tastes like meat if cooked like meat But before you go down to your nearest fruit store to see whether your taste buds have deceived you for the last 20 odd years, relax, that’s not it. Rather, the reason why anyone wo...