Is Jackfruit a Good Meat Substitute?

Is Jackfruit a Good Meat Substitute?

– Foodies happen to be
raving about a type of fruit that’s underneath this mystery box. These foodies are saying
that you can use this to replace the taste of meat. So what is this mystery food? It is Jackfruit. – [Panel Member] Wow. (gasps from panel and audience) And a lot of people are still wondering, okay, well, what about this? Well, it’s considered
an exotic tropical fruit from the rainforests of the
East Indies and Southeast Asia. Strangely enough, you can
actually buy it in a can. So, what we thought we
would do is give it a whirl. I want honest opinions, I
personally have never had this. – I’ve actually had it, and
when I’ve had it in India, it’s actually a pretty
pungent smelling fruit, and for me that was a
little bit off-putting, but apparently when you prepare it, yeah. – Well let’s, so this is nachos. – [Panel Member] Let’s
start off with the nachos. – So, you’ve had it as well right? – [Mike] Yeah, they have a,
this is a pork substitute at one of our favorite vegan restaurants. A vegan Mexican restaurant,
they use it as a pork taco, which is kinda what we’re tasting here. – [Panel Member] What, where are you, are we all digging in on the tacos? I’ll follow. – [Travis] We’re doing nachos over here. – [Panel Member] Oh! – [Travis] You guys, be you. – I think it tastes
surprisingly like pork. – [Travis] Alright. I agree. It’s okay. – Yeah, it’s a little lighter, in terms of the consistency, than meat. – You know, I want to
try just the meat itself. – Yeah, I wanna try this sandwich. So, this is a barbecue jackfruit sandwich. – [Mike] I mean, what I
love about it is Americans, we struggle to eat enough
fruits and vegetables everyday, so if you can use this, we know that the happiest people around the world eat about seven servings of fruits
and vegetables everyday, so if this is a way that
you can get another serving of a fruit, that’s fantastic. – You know what, I like it. – Yeah, I mean, I think it’s tasty. It takes on the taste of whatever curry or whatever sauce you put it
in, so it’s actually quite different between the nachos, the tacos. – It’s kind of bland. – I’m gonna be completely honest and say that I think it’s a great option. It’s not high in protein
of course, it does have dietary fiber, as we see in most fruits, luckily not high in
sugar, for me I will say, what I typically use as my
meat substitute are beans. Beans are so affordable, high in fiber, high in protein, that’s my go to. I’ll stick with that,
if I’m making nachos, but I think this is a great option for someone really likes
that faux pork taste. – And it’s a little lighter. And actually, this is
packed with antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin B,
vitamin C, so it’s healthy. – Hurts the palm a little bit. – I’m just gonna call a spade a spade. I don’t eat a ton of meat, but if I want a pork sandwich, I’m
gonna eat a pork sandwich. That’s just, it’s just good food. (applause) But I think this is a really great option, and you’re finding this in
more and more restaurants. I love that you can actually
get this in a lot of grocery stores now, and
yeah, if you’ve never given it a whirl, give it a try. – How heavy is that fruit? – How heavy? I’m not gonna do it without getting up. – That is one thing that does not need an enlargement today. (laughter) – No. – [Sonia] Exactly. – [Mike] If you’re packin
that, good luck. (laughter) – So, this is way heavier
than a watermelon. This is probably a good 20 pounds, maybe? – You don’t want that
to fall on your head. – They’re pretty dense. – [Mike] That’s surprising. I always thought they
were beside the kiwis. I’m actually shocked to see
that that is what it looks like. – Jackfruit will get you jacked up.


  1. “If im going to eat a pork sandwich, im going to eat a pork sandwich”. Then the audience claps. Yay. Kill the pigs. So messed up. Sick

  2. I made a vegan kebab I seasoned my jackfruit w paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, dry garlic, coriander, pepper and wow it was great! I added mushrooms,tomatoes,cucumbers,lettuce,onions
    I then garnished it with this mint sauce made out of coconut yoghurt, lime,paprika,garlic,pepper,salt, &mint
    All in some pita bread and gosh darn it I’m not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best kebabs I’ve tried

  3. Younger blond guy is so annoying. There's such a narcissist vibe about him. Keeps cutting others… like his statement is more important and he has the last word or something?

  4. No it is not. I like it as a vegetable. It is delicious. However, it is not a meat substitute There is nothing that can compare to a wonderful meat, such as Pork, Beef, etc. Why do vegetarians want vegetables to taste or feel like meat? I think I know. They secretly like meat!!!! Gotta run, I have a huge rack of pork ribs on the grill.

  5. Can anyone tell me if this will trigger a latex allergy? I saw a video of the fruit being picked and the person said the sap was latex.

  6. Well the one that was split open and served at a party I attended WAS NOT a durian, it was a jackfruit and I don't know if something was wrong with it or what, but it smelled like ASS! A dirty, funky, uncleaned ass! I didn't consume any of it, although there were people there that did. From what I gather, only a few of them liked it, others said they couldn't get past the smell. Health benefits or not, if it smells like three day old butt, there's a damm good possibility I ain't eating any of it.

  7. Lol. An audience watching people eating food. If the price in the mid west was reasonable. I would get some. Not practical In the mid west

  8. When someone says jackfruit tastes just like pork, it’s like saying diet coke taste just like regular coke.
    Not saying jack fruit tastes bad, but it doesnt resemble actual meat

  9. Dr Stark used to be watchable and entertaining.I used to love this show. He always talks down to not eating meat.

  10. That white Dr is actin so stupid and tryin so hard declined about the jackfruit. He's getting paid by big pharma !!!

  11. Jackfruit been used in Hindu rajput community for the substitute of non veg but western people will say we discovered it like many others 😂 🤣

  12. These knuckleheads are so annoying. Doctor facelift fake Hollywood perma-brown-tan over there, and doctor GQ cover and the whole lot of them are always critical and dismissive of anything natural and good for you.

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