Jack Fruit Tacos

This tropical fruit is a great meat alternative and has a neutral flavor. Jack fruit also does a really good job at absorbing every flavor.


  • 1 (20 oz.) can green jackfruit, drained and rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves minced garlic)

  • 2 tablespoons tomat0 paste (with no salt added)

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon juice)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • water, as needed.


1. Drain the canned jackfruit and rinse it very well to remove any brine. Use your fingers to "shred" the jackfruit into pieces that resemble shredded meat.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion until it starts to soften.

3. Add the cumin, chili powder, and garlic to the skillet and stir briefly, just until the onions are coated in the spices. Add the jackfruit to the skillet and stir again. Add a splash of water to the pan if the seasonings are sticking to the bottom.

4. In a small bowl, stir together the tomato paste, maple syrup, lime juice, and salt. Add about 2 tablespoons of water, or more as needed, to help thin it out into a sauce that resembles the texture of ketchup.

5. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir well to coat the jackfruit. Cook and stir until everything is heated through

6. Serve warm, in your favorite taco shells and with your favorite toppings.


  • Jackfruit is rich in magnesium, which is important for the absorption of calcium and helps strengthen the bones and prevents bone-related disorders such as osteoporosis.

  • Jackfruit is a good source of fiber, so it could help you feel fuller for longer and help keep your bowel movements regular.

  • The natural chemicals in jackfruit may help prevent these sores from forming inside your stomach.

  • The potassium in this tropical fruit could help lower your blood pressure, which can help stave off heart disease, stroke, and bone loss.

  • The high amounts of vitamin C in jackfruit may help protect your skin from sun damage.

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