As climate instability threatens staple crops throughout the world, its good to explore and include food derived from more climate-resilient crops into our diet. One particularly hardy and highly-nutritious candidate is the Jackfruit.
Found throughout Southeast Asia, the Jackfruit is the largest tree-born fruit in the world. It is packed with protein, potassium, and vitamin C. The plant’s natural resistance to pests and temperature variation also make it a particularly sustainable crop to cultivate in areas experiencing volatile weather due to climate change.
When green, the Jackfruit’s mild savory taste and fleshy texture makes it a savvy choice as a flavor-neutral, fork-tender meat-substitute for rich stews and curries. When fully ripe, the fruit becomes a delectably sweet dessert all by itself.