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DATE : Thursday 5 January 2017 - 12:02
NEWS ID : 2328
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The Fruit that Tastes Like Meat!+Photos

In the recent years, people all over the world have been looking for a substitute for red meat, and one of the most popular options seems to be a tropical fruit called “Jack Fruit”

The Fruit that Tastes Like Meat!+Photos

Caspian International News Agency– According to Pinterest statistics, searching about this foods made with this fruit has increased by 42 percent in the past year, and that’s because this fruit tastes like meat when cooked.

Jack Fruit is a big fruit which grows on a tree and mostly grows in South and South East of Asia, and East of Africa. Every Jack fruit can weigh 4.5 to 45 kg, and therefore is the heaviest tree fruit in the world too.

This fruit’s tree is also 9 to 15 m tall, and it produces nearly  150 Jack Fruits each year.

Since this fruit grows in countries such as India, Thailand, Malaysia, and Bangladesh, it can be said that it’s an international fruit.

Every 450 grams of this fruit costs 2 to 2.5 dollars. Jack Fruit is full of nutrients and vitamins. This green, juicy, and fragrant fruit is full of protein, potassium, and vitamin B. It also contains vitamin C, and it is said that one glass of Jack Fruit juice has 95 calories.

When you open a Jack Fruit, you see that it has hundreds of seeds. These seeds are rich in calcium, iron, protein and potassium. Because of all these nutrients, this fruit is called “Miracle of Earth”

When Jack Fruit is ripe and raw, it tastes like pineapples and pears. But when it is cooked for a few hours, it tastes like meat and is perfect for dishes like Taco and Nacho.

This fruit can be consumed ripe, green, raw, and cooked. In Asia they make various foods out of it like chips, fried food, juice, and ice cream.

(Translating by Negar Lotfi)


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