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Jackfruit Day

Ready to try something new? Join us in celebrating Jackfruit Day and discover the delicious versatility of this unique fruit!
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Get ready to celebrate Jackfruit Day on July 4! This tropical fruit, known for its sweet taste and unique texture, has been enjoyed in many Southeast Asian countries for centuries. But it's gaining popularity all over the world as a sustainable and versatile alternative to meat. In fact, it's often referred to as the "meat of the vegetable world" due to its ability to mimic the texture of pulled pork or shredded chicken when cooked. So whether you're a long-time fan or new to the jackfruit game, let's raise a slice (or spoonful) on this delicious holiday!

History of Jackfruit Day

Jackfruit Day Dates

Jackfruit Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jackfruit Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Growing in popularity during the 1800s, jackfruit was recognized for its sweet flavor, impressive size and potential uses in Asian cuisine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jackfruit as Natural Remedy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Usage of jackfruit for natural remedies picks up, with parts of the plant being used for treating various ailments in traditional medicine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Jackfruit Trade</div><div class='timeline-text'>Exportation of jackfruit increases significantly, bringing this tropical fruit to all corners of the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Plant-Based Diet Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the rise of vegetarian and vegan dietary choices, jackfruit gains recognition as a satisfying meat substitute due to its unique texture when cooked.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jackfruit Products Surfacing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Commercial products containing jackfruit begin to surface, including canned jackfruit and prepared meals.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Jackfruit Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Jackfruit Day is celebrated, promoting the many benefits and uses of this versatile fruit.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Jackfruit Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new jackfruit recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to cook with jackfruit by trying out a new recipe! There are plenty of delicious and creative recipes out there, from jackfruit tacos to jackfruit curry.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a jackfruit tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a jackfruit tasting party! Have everyone bring a dish featuring jackfruit and taste all the different ways it can be prepared.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a jackfruit scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a list of different jackfruit products and see who can find them all first at the grocery store. This is a fun way to discover new jackfruit products and learn more about this unique fruit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local jackfruit farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you live in an area where jackfruit is grown, take a trip to a local jackfruit farm! You can learn more about how it is grown and even pick some fresh jackfruit to take home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make jackfruit art</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and use jackfruit as your medium for art! Whether it's painting with jackfruit juice or creating a sculpture with the fruit itself, have fun and let your imagination run wild.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Jackfruit Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a versatile meat alternative</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For those looking to incorporate more plant-based options into their diet, jackfruit is a great choice. It has a similar texture to pulled pork when cooked and can be used in a variety of dishes like tacos, sandwiches, and stir-frys.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Jackfruit is rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. It is also low in calories and contains no cholesterol or saturated fat. Plus, it's a good source of plant-based protein!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Last but certainly not least, we love Jackfruit Day because jackfruit is simply delicious! Whether you're eating it as a meat substitute or trying it in a new dish, its subtle sweet flavor pairs well with many different spices and sauces. It's a must-try for any food lover!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for Jackfruit Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Jackfruit is the largest fruit that grows on a tree</h3><p class='facts-content'>This colossal fruit can grow up to 120 pounds, making it the most gigantic fruit to grow on a tree.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Jackfruit can be consumed in all stages of its maturation process</h3><p class='facts-content'>From young to ripe, every phase of this fruit's life can be utilized in cooking, making for a wide range of culinary applications.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's drought-resistant and requires minimal care</h3><p class='facts-content'>Jackfruit trees are impressively hardy, with the ability to withstand droughts and require very little upkeep, making it a sustainable choice for cultivation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Jackfruit seeds are rich in protein</h3><p class='facts-content'>The seeds of the jackfruit contains a good amount of protein and can be boiled, roasted or ground into flour.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Jackfruit is a natural pest repellent</h3><p class='facts-content'>The leaves of the jackfruit tree have properties that can be used to deter pests, providing benefit for other crops when grown in proximity.</p></div></div>

Jackfruit Day FAQs

When is Jackfruit Day?

Jackfruit Day is celebrated on July 4th every year. In 2024 Jackfruit Day will occur on a Thursday.

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