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Watch | India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global

Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit from India's south coast is now a favourite meat-substitute for vegans and vegetarians in the West

India being the world's largest producer of jackfruit, is now capitalising on its growing popularity as a superfood meat alternative.

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In the West, shredded jackfruit has become a popular alternative to pulled pork and is even used as a pizza topping.

Global interest in veganism has increased in the recent years. Due to concerns about health and the environment, consumers are now turning to plant-based replications of chicken, beef, and pork.

Food researchers say jackfruit could emerge as a nutritious staple crop as it is drought-resistant and requires little maintenance.

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Printable version | Aug 6, 2020 10:46:02 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/food/indias-superfood-jackfruit-goes-global/article31684145.ece

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