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Jackfruit Is Better Than Pulled Pork

Catherine Downes

May 17, 2018

These Dallas restaurants are proving that faux-barbecue is just as good as the real thing.

We know this is going to sound like vegan propaganda, but it’s absolutely true: when unripe and shredded, the mild, tropical flesh of jackfruit has a similar texture to pulled pork. With a little work, it can approximate the flavor, too. If you don’t believe us, there are plenty of delicious opportunities to see how wrong you are. The monstrous fruit—found in Africa, Brazil, and Southeast Asia, it can grow to be 100 pounds—is currently appearing on menus all over Dallas.