Declare your independence from meat on 4th July! Celebrate National Jackfruit Day!

Jackfruit is a gigantic, weird-looking tropical fruit– the largest that grows on a tree – and a badass  meat alternative. Bursting with an unbelievable amount of good-for-you-stuff, pulled jackfruit really does taste like its porcine brother (from another mother). Try it today.

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About Jackfruit

The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak, is a species of tree in the mulberry and Breadfruit family (Moraceae).

  • Jackfruit origins

    It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia

  • Largest tree-borne fruit

    Can grow up to 35 kg!

  • National fruit of Bangladesh

    Jackfruit is also known as Kathal (কাঁঠাল) in Bengali

  • Sweet & Savoury

    Can be used in sweet and savoury dishes

  • Healthy

    Suitable for vegans, cholesterol, soy and gluten free

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.2 g1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.2 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 2 mg0%
Potassium 448 mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 23 g7%
Dietary fiber 1.5 g6%
Sugar 19 g
Protein 1.7 g3%
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin B-615%
Vitamin C22%
Vitamin B-120%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Upton's Breakfroom
Photo of Ripe jackfruit
Photo of Jackfruit opened


BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches. Vegan and gluten free

This recipe is simple, requiring just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice) and 30 minutes!

Jackfruit "Tuna" Melt Sandwich


Ooey gooey fish-free tuna melt!

Jackfruit Mango Breakfast Smoothie Bowl


Are you a breakfast person? Then check our this easy Jackfruit breakfast bowl.

Jackfruit Mint Smoothie

Jackfruit Mint Smoothie

Got some jackfruit and five minutes to spare? Try this!

Jackfruit Enchiladas


These enchiladas don't just taste amazing.  They are down-right ridiculously mind-blowing!