Vegan Taco Jackfruit
Okay! I’m sorry! It’s Tuesday again! What an unbelievable week I’ve had! You can never tell what each day can bring and I was certainly most unprepared for what happened this week! and… then my laptop wouldn’t turn on! 😦 So, as I said last week – I will “try” to post again this week and then get back to posting on Wednesdays! 🙂 That’s the plan – for now! 😛
Jackfruit! 😀 About 18 months ago I attended my first vegan festival and there was someone cooking a giant pan of what looked like meat!? I was told it was young green jackfruit – an originally Asian fruit which had a texture similar to meat and that could take on any flavour! I’ve since discovered it’s the National Fruit of my best friends home country – Bangladesh.
It was served over nachos and it was relatively nice – but a bit weird to be eating a fruit as a main meal! That said it intrigued me so I went hunting for it. My local Asian store sold them fresh for £25 (UK) each! WHAT!!! I could buy a whole weeks worth of vegetables for the whole family for that! Hmmm! Then a few months later I found it (much cheaper)in a tin, in water 😀 So I bought a tin and thought I’d try and make my own version of the dish I’d tried (with my own flavours 😛 ) And… a year and a bit later when there was nothing substantial to eat without effort and/or shopping, I discovered that same jackfruit tin at the back of the fridge! 😛 I MOST certainly won’t be leaving a tin untouched for that long again! Jackfruit is going to become a regular in the Life Diet Health kitchen 😀
Jackfruit not only contains fibre, but also contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. I decided to make a taco filling with my jackfruit and I was certainly not disappointed! This is delicious! If you’ve never tried jackfruit, I recommend you go and find some! 🙂
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Taco Jackfruit (Vegan & Free-From)
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