JackAsada Will Wow Even the Meatiest of Meat Eaters


Fruit as a meat substitute? Hear us out. Jackfruit is not your typical fruit – it has a texture similar to pulled meat and a mild flavor that takes on savory flavors in a truly unique way. Trust us when we say that our JackAsada is perfect for tacos, burritos, or nachos – you just need to prepare it right. Still skeptical? Let’s dive into how special jackfruit can be in Mexican cuisine – we bet even carnivore Uncle Bob will be impressed after the first bite. 

What is Jackfruit? 

Jackfruit is a fruit that’s native to South Asia. It’s also the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, with specimens weighing as much as 100 pounds. These days, though, you’re more likely to find jackfruit sold at supermarkets and health food stores than growing in the wild. And while it may have a funny name and an even funnier shape—it looks like a bloated pumpkin—jackfruit has some serious culinary potential. The best part is that it’s totally vegan-friendly!

In addition to being delicious, it’s also versatile—it can be eaten fresh or cooked into savory dishes like curries and stews. You can purchase canned jackfruit at Asian markets or online. The canned version takes less prep than the fresh option because you don’t need to trim away any seeds or peel off the skin before cooking with it.

Jackfruit is a great choice for vegans who want to eat a lot of food. It has low fat content, and contains vitamins and minerals that help boost the immune system and prevent disease. The mild flavor makes jackfruit versatile; you can use it in savory dishes or desserts.

Does Jackfruit Really Taste Like Meat?

You truly have to try it to believe it with jackfruit! Because it has a fibrous consistency similar to pulled pork, jackfruit is an excellent plant-based substitute for pulled pork or carnitas. However, jackfruit is way healthier than pulled pork! No saturated fat or cholesterol, low in calories with only 20 per 2.65-ounce serving, 3 grams of fiber and 110 milligrams of potassium per serving. 

Some people think of jackfruit as an “alternative” meat because they’re both dense foods that contain protein—but there are key differences between how each tastes: Jackfruit has a mild sweetness while meat tends toward savoriness; if you’ve ever had a vegan sausage made from soybean protein isolate, then this will probably taste familiar!

Jackfruit is Perfect for Carnitas, Burritos, and Tacos

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to try something new? Well, here’s your chance.

Ori’Zaba’s signature OZ JackAsada will wow even the meatiest of meat-eaters. 

Our JackAsada starts with shredded jackfruit simmered in smoky adobo –  our signature blend of chile de arbol, garlic, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and spices. The mixture is marinated to perfection and then grilled until the smoky and savory goodness is cooked through. 

If you’re a bit intimidated with experimenting with jackfruit in your own kitchen, leave it up to the experts to show you just how good jackfruit can be. Make your own perfect jackfruit burrito, jackfruit nachos, or jackfruit tacos with Ori’Zaba’s smoky JackAsada and all your favorite toppings and extras.

It’s no wonder why jackfruit is skyrocketing in popularity – whether you’re totally vegan, or trying to eat more plant-based whole foods, or even just a carnivore up for trying something new, JackAsada is a tasty treat for everyone. 

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