Jackfruit: The old fruit with new fans

jackfruit

By Max Johnston

The jackfruit is a large tree borne fruit that has been cultivated in southeast Asia for centuries.

However, in the past few years jackfruit has caught on in western markets. The fruit’s texture and ability to be take on almost any flavor has made it a hit with vegetarians.

Upton’s Naturals is a food outlet based in Chicago. They sell jackfruit in a variety of recipes and flavors, from Barbeque to Thai curry.

Nicole Sopko is the Vice President at Upton’s Naturals. We talked about jackfruit, vegetarian markets and much more.

Listen to that interview here.

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