Here’s why you must try "Jackfruit-based Mock Meats"

Here’s why you must try "Jackfruit-based Mock Meats"

If you enjoy digging into delicious meat dishes, this blog is for you. Before you argue that you "know it all", we would like to spice things up  by putting our perspective into the picture. 

Having run a jackfruit-based mock-meat brand for over 2.5 years now, we’d like you to know that a jackfruit meat serving comes across as a solid meat alternative, all thanks to its natural replication of meat in terms of taste and texture.

Going by what the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has to say, here’s what jackfruit’s nutrition quotient looks like:

A bowl full of sliced jackfruit includes:



Fat (in grams)


Protein (in grams)


Fiber (in grams)




If you compare jackfruit with all the other fruits, its protein content in this fruit is higher. Not to overlook its health benefits. 

Moving further, let us look into parameters that make jackfruit-based mock meat a smarter pick, a healthier equivalent, and a pleasant surprise.

If you haven’t tried jackfruit-based mock meats, here’s what you are missing:

  • Multi-dish texture:

Take a bite of jackfruit-based mock meat, and you will mistake it for actual meat. A lot of this comes from the original texture of jackfruit. In fact, not only in savory dishes, jackfruit's texture comes in handy in desserts too.

    • A ripe jackfruit is best suited for desserts due to its soft flesh and less pronounced strings.
    • Similarly, unripe jackfruit with a firmer texture makes the best bet for savory dishes.

Boil, grill, or add to your favorite curry. Jackfruit promises to spoil you with options.

  • Nutrition Kick:

In times when people have gotten extremely health conscious, jackfruit comes in to offer a much-needed nutrition kick.

Apart from being low in calories and fat, jackfruit makes an excellent source of:

    • Dietary Fiber
    • Vitamin C & Vitamin B6
    • Minerals like potassium and magnesium
  • Planet-friendly:

With environmental hazards rising at a steady pace, the need of the hour is to turn attention to sustainable living, with sustainable food choices being a critical subset. This is where jackfruit wins a 10/10.

Firstly, jackfruit stands out as a sustainable crop that is capable of thriving in different tropical regions. In fact, as a meat substitute, it helps curb the emission of greenhouse gases into the environment, an otherwise common sight in animal slaughtering.

India continues to be the largest producer of jackfruits, benefits of which each Indian must tap into.

Join the Jack Tribe:

Apart from all the primary jackfruit benefits we listed above, jackfruit-based mock meat comes with other add-ons too.

For instance, jackfruit is rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Similarly, the high potassium content in jackfruit can help counter the proportion of sodium in the human body, helping with the management of blood pressure levels in some cases.

Weight management is another area that jackfruit takes care of by ensuring less intake of calories but a tummy full. The icing on the cake is that individuals with gluten sensitivity can freely munch on jackfruits too.

Wakao invites you to join the Jack Tribe. Let’s Wakao!!

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