What is jackfruit?
Jackfruit grows in the tropical regions of southeast Asia, Brazil and Africa. It is a fruit but has the texture of shredded chicken or pork making it a low-fat, nutrient-rich meat substitute. Like other fruits, jackfruit is rich in vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, additionally, it is high in fiber and protein. These attributes make it an excellent food to fight chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Obviously, jackfruit is a popular with vegans and vegetarians. While I am not a vegetarian, one of my goals for 2020 is to lower my ldl (bad) cholesterol by cutting back on saturated fats. Making an effort to eat a few more plant based meals is beneficial.
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