Cooked unripe (green) jackfruit has a stringy texture somewhat like pulled pork (or artichoke hearts). But with only 1 or 2 grams of protein per 3 oz., it’s more like a vegetable than a stand-in for meat. On the upside, it’s low in calories (about 30, before you do anything with it) and high in fiber (around 5 grams). My advice: start with unseasoned Trader Joe’s Green Jackfruit in Brine. Just rinse off the brine, shred, and sauté with your favorite sauce or seasonings.

Reprinted with permission by, Center for Science and Public Interest.

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