As climate instability threatens the production of many staple crops throughout the world, the need for finding climate-resilient crops grows ever more urgent. One such hardy and highly nutritious candidate is the Jackfruit. Vegetarians love the fact its both sweet when fully ripe yet a mild savory taste and fleshy texture when green. This makes Jackfruit both a pleasant dessert fruit and a great meat-substitute when used in savory stews and curries.
Found throughout Southeast Asia, the Jackfruit is also the largest tree-born fruit in the world and is packed with protein, potassium, and vitamin C. The plant’s natural resistance to pests and temperature variation make it a particularly sustainable crop for areas experiencing volatile weather in the face of climate change.