The Jackfruit Company
Pouched jackfruit now available to order for wholesale, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK.
Established Since 2011
Since 2011, The Jackfruit Company has been building ethical and sustainable jackfruit supply chains to introduce this miracle crop to the world.
They partner directly with growers in India and Vietnam, supporting the livelihoods of over 1000 farming families. They provide whole food plant-based meat alternatives that help people cut down on meat consumption, shrink our carbon footprint, and reduce the negative environmental impacts of animal agriculture.Become our customer
- The largest buyer of jackfruit in the world.
- All products are produced in facilities with BRC A accreditation.
- The Jackfruit Company is the brand leader in foodservice and retail in the USA.
- Doubled foodservice growth in 2018.
- Top 10 meat alternative brands in the US within 18 months of launch.
- Solid supply chain through exclusive manufacturing.
- Positioned at the convergence of plant-based food and natural / clean / non-engineered / real food.
What is Jackfruit
Jackfruit is a whole food, the plant-based solution that offers an inherently meaty texture.
- Unlike many meat-alternative products, which are highly processed and require all the additional resources that involve, jackfruit is a natural, whole food option. It is perfect for replacing meat to create delicious meals.
- It is extremely versatile, making it a great template for seasoning and sauces, and will enhance the flavour of any cuisine.
It’s good for the planet.
- The jackfruit tree thrives organically in its native land, India. It is naturally drought and pest-resistant requires no artificial irrigation, pesticides, or herbicides to thrive.
It’s easy to grow, and the fruit itself is huge.
- Harvested before any sugars develop, a single jackfruit tree can produce up to 200 jackfruits per year, and each jackfruit can weigh up to 100 pounds.
It’s good for us.
- Jackfruit is nutritionally dense. It’s high in sustaining fibre, and low in calories.
Where's the opportunity
- Today, 1 in 3 meals eaten by millennials is ‘meat free’.
- 26% of millennials identify as being vegetarian or vegan.
- Whole food plant-based dairy and meat alternatives are growing at double-digit rates.
- More and more consumers are seeking options that align with their health, environmental and social values.
- A staggering 92% of plant-based meals consumed in the UK in 2018 were eaten by non-vegans.
- The number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2018.
- More than a quarter of all evening meals in the UK are vegetarian or vegan.
- 35% of British consumers say they make a point of regularly having meat-free days.
- The sign-ups for Veganuary doubled in 2019, with a whopping 250,000 people signing up.
The Jackfruit Company
How many meals per one pouch?
No refrigeration required for storage until opened.
Why choose The Jackfruit Company pouch rather than tinned jackfruit?
|The Jackfruit Company pouch||Tinned jackfruit|
|Quality||Firmer texture giving more ‘bite’.||Brine/water breaks down the tissue of the jackfruit, negatively affecting the meaty texture.|
|Flavour||Pouches are sterilised without water resulting in a product that retains meaty texture and absorbs flavours better.||Tins are heat treated after sealing which ‘cooks’ the jackfruit, absorbing water and reducing the ability to absorb other flavours and ingredients.|
|Resources||The jackfruit is ready to go straight out of the pouch – saves preparation time.||Time is wasted opening tins, rinsing and draining.|
|Space||Less storage space required – no water, no brine – just jackfruit!||Takes up unnecessary space due to the volume of water.|
|Shelf Life||Ambient. 6 months shelf life. 5 days refrigerated after opening.|