Even before Keralites fell in love with their favourite tapioca, it was the good old jackfruit which found a major position in our platter. However, jackfruit, which has been declared as the official fruit of Kerala, is now a super star in the foreign land.
Ever since veganism gained popularity in Europe, jackfruit has found many takers. In Britain, vegetarians and vegans have replaced beef and pork with jackfruit in their diet. They vow that cooked jackfruit has the same texture and flavour of beef or pork. Vegetarians around the globe are eager to try out the different kinds of dishes with jackfruit as the main ingredient.
Tinned and frozen jackfruit are sold at many super markets and international retailers. In the European countries like Britain and France, a pack of jackfruit bulbs would cost up to 4.79 euros (Rs 400).
Meanwhile in the United States of America, the price of half a kilogram of jack fruit is 2.5 dollars (Rs 150).