Have you ever seen that large, green spiky fruit at the grocery store? Now you have an idea about how the jackfruit looks. The fruit is part of the fig and breadfruit family and originated from Southwest India. The jackfruit is the world’s largest tree-born fruit and can grow as long as 3 feet. It can be used for both sweet and savory dishes depending on how ripe it is.
Vegalish is a food company whose mission is to provide tasty vegan meat substitutes in London for the vegan and vegetarian community in the entire United Kingdom. We focus on the production of delicious jackfruit-based products as a vegan meat substitute for the vegetarians. Contact us today to get these nutritious and unseasoned products to boost your health!
So, What are the benefits of jackfruit ?
This highly nutritious tropical-borne fruit has lots of benefits to the body. It tastes sweet like a pineapple when ripe.
1. It protects against diseases
Jackfruit contains a high amount of antioxidants that boost the immunity of the body. Antioxidants protect your cells from oxidative stress that is caused by free radicals. These free radicals if left to pile up, can trigger cancer. Jackfruit contains antioxidants such as vitamin C, Carotenoids and Flavanones that help in preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
2. It helps with blood sugar control
Jackfruit also helps maintain blood sugar at normal levels. It has a low glycemic index, which refers to how fast your blood sugar level rises after eating it. This is due to the high fiber content that slows down digestion and prevents blood sugar spikes. It also contains proteins which prevent blood sugar from rising almost immediately after taking a meal.
3. Better heart health
Since jackfruit is high in antioxidants and potassium, the fruit is vital in promoting a healthy heart and prevents diseases such as atherosclerosis and heart disease.
4. It prevents skin problems
Jackfruit has a high amount of nutrients such as vitamin C and antioxidants, which are critical for skin repair. If you are fighting skin aging, then jackfruit is the best fruit to include in your diet.
How to eat the fruit
Jackfruit has been used to create vegan meat alternatives in London such as pull pork and shredded chicken. If you intend to use it as a meat substitute, then you can get the unripe and canned jackfruits in refrigerators in the grocery section of the supermarket.
This product can be used to create different types of meals, including tacos, burritos, curries and stir-fries. You can also make a pulled barbecue jackfruit using unripe jackfruits.
What about when it is ripe
When it is ripe, you can eat the jackfruit as part of the dessert. It pairs well with coconut in jackfruit dessert balls and smoothies.
How to cook jackfruit?
When preparing canned jackfruit, first drain the water and chop the fruit. This makes it gristly like pulled pork. Add it to the frying pan with onions, garlic and seasoning of your choices such as chili powder, paprika and cumin and then warm through. You can use the cooked jackfruit anywhere you would use pulled pork or chicken such as with tacos, enchiladas with black beans, barbeque sandwiches, among other ingredients.
Our Jackfruit products
We, at Vegalish, provide fresh and great-tasting vegan meat alternatives in London and Leeds:
• Tender Jackfruit
You can make a delicious KFC-style fried fruit using our Tender Jackfruit product.
• Salsa Jackfruit
Vegalish Salsa Jackfruit provides the much needed spicy flavor in your enchiladas, burgers and wraps.
• BBQ Jackfruit
This fresh Vegalish product can help you make mouthwatering pulled jackfruit burgers, pulled jackfruit pizza, loaded wraps and sandwiches.
• Jackfruit in Indian Curry Mix
Our product can make delicious Naan Bread, Rice and Chapatti.
Here is the catch.
Why you should buy our jackfruit products
1. They are easy to prepare
Vegalish products are ‘heat and eat’ meaning that you can have them ready in a short time. Empty the product on the skillet or microwave and heat to the temperature indicated on the package. Stir half-way through the heating time and serve!
Our vegan meat substitutes in London have a low glycemic index, meaning that they help to maintain healthy blood sugar level in the body. They also contain other nutrients such as antioxidants which fight chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
3. We use environmentally friendly packaging
Vegalish products use plastic-free inner foil and paper for outer boxes which are both environmentally friendly.
4. Better flavor
Our vegan meat substitutes in London are packaged with water instead of brine for enhanced retention of flavor.
5. Lasts longer
Our vegalish products have a 1-year shelf-life.
6. High jackfruit content
Our products have a high jackfruit content compared to other products in the market. For example, our jackfruit plain products’ content is 77% and 1% for the flavored varieties
7. Ambient temperature storage
You no longer have to worry about refrigeration because our vegan meat substitutes in London are stored at room temperature.
Vegalish produces high-quality vegan meat alternatives in London for the vegan and vegetarian community. These products cater to different palates and preferences as a vegan meat substitute. Contact us today to make an order of these tasty and nutritious products!