“Taco Tuesday” is an honored tradition in my family. This is why I love tacos so much! Speaking of tacos, let me tell you about my vegan jackfruit taco story. There was one time when I got to taste the jackfruit tacos, and I couldn’t believe that it didn’t have any meat at all because it was THAT GOOD! So I thought, hey, I should try this healthy vegan recipe, too. Best of all, the magic words are “healthy” and “vegan”. YOU.MUST.TRY.THIS.
But before we go to the recipe, let me just share with you some facts about the wonder jackfruit that I read about.
Why eating Jackfruit is healthy for you
Jackfruit is an exotic tropical fruit and is native to South India. It has a spiky outer skin with green flesh when unripe and ripens to a bright yellow color. Most vegans and vegetarians love the unripened flesh of this fruit because it has the same texture and can be used as a substitute for shredded meat. (Source: www.healthline.com)
One (1) cup of jackfruit has 155 calories and contains multiple vitamins and minerals such as fiber, protein, Vitamins, A and C, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. In addition, here are some reasons why eating jackfruit is beneficial:
- It improves blood sugar control as it has a low glycemic index (GI) that can be eaten for people with diabetes.
- Protects against diseases because it is rich in Vitamin C. It also has antioxidants such as carotids and flavanones that are beneficial against diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, and type 2 diabetes.
- Boosts immune health because it has vitamins A and C that help prevent illness.
- Prevent and improves skin problems due to rich vitamins and nutrient contents
Takeaway on Vegan Jackfruit Tacos
Hey, this fruit is a wonder fruit, indeed! I am so excited to try out this recipe. For sure, it will be another hit with my family. Besides being delicious, it’s low-fat, low-sodium, low cholesterol and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, too.
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