Jackfruit is a tropical fruit native to India. A member of the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family, the jackfruit tree produces the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. A single tree can produce over 200 fruits per year, some weighing up to 100 pounds, which makes jackfruit an extremely sustainable, high-yield food.
Young jackfruit is deliciously meaty in texture and has no sugar. It has the right amount of satisfaction for main dishes, making it a great swap for beef, pork, and chicken.
You bet your burger buns it is! A lot of meat substitutes are made from highly processed foods, but not jackfruit. As a whole food, jackfruit doesn’t need any macro or micronutrients added. It’s an excellent natural source of fiber, protein, potassium, iron, and calcium. Beyond that, it’s low in calories, sodium, and contains zero cholesterol or unhealthy fats.
There are too many for us to list here. Check out our sustainability section for the full picture of what jackfruit along with jack & annie’s™ does for the environment and the communities that grow our star crop.
|Crispy Jack Nuggets
|Buffalo Jack Wings
|Maple Breakfast Jack Sausage Link
|Savory Breakfast Jack Sausage Patty
|Savory Jack Crumbles
|Classic Jack Meatballs
Our Savory Breakfast Sausage Patty, Maple Breakfast Sausage Links and Savory Jack Crumbles are gluten-free, as are all of our refrigerated products.
Yes, all of the jackfruit used in our products is naturally organic thanks to our amazing farmers who adhere to the highest standards.
Yes, all of jack & annie’s™ products are vegan and dairy-free.
We have a high bar when it comes to quality, and our farming partners must supply jackfruit that adheres to our standards. We additionally look for jackfruit farmers who are most impacted by inefficiencies in the supply chain, and invest in helping them find a revenue stream for jack that would otherwise be wasted.
We work with more than 1,000 farming families in India to source our high-quality jackfruit.
We train our farmers to identify the right quality jack according to our specifications. Once the plants are delivered to factories, each jackfruit is inspected twice by trained factory workers before it’s selected for further processing.
Currently our items are sold at Hannaford and Wegmans.
They are. The Jackfruit Company was our first adventure into the world of making amazing jackfruit dishes for the world to eat. jack & annie’s™ is our latest endeavor with products that closely resemble the meaty favorites our consumers grew up with.