The Jackfruit Company
The jackfruit is one of the most interesting pieces of produce in the world. It's naturally sustainable and tough, while also being a nutritional powerhouse.
Although jackfruit is a big staple food in many Asian countries, its presence in North America has been limited. That's where the Jackfruit Company comes in. Its mission is simple: Use this wonder fruit in prepared meals to help on-the-go families get the most out of dinnertime.
The History of The Jackfruit Company
The Jackfruit Company started when founder Annie Ryu was a pre-med student and made a trip to India. Jackfruit was sold everywhere, but she was largely unfamiliar with it.
After a bit of research - and taste testing - she discovered just how amazing the fruit really was, and was inspired to start getting the word out by bringing it stateside.
Today, the Jackfruit Company is based in Boulder, Colorado, and works with farmers to build a supply chain and create more opportunities, while also producing delicious pre-made meals.
The Jackfruit Company Company Mission
Altogether, the Jackfruit Company has grown rapidly in a relatively short period of time and now works with more than 1,000 individual farming families overseas to create simple vegetarian meals - all featuring the jackfruit as a primary component.
Ethically and sustainably sourced, the company strives to help the jackfruit gain more of a foothold in the U.S. (and beyond) to improve farmers' lives and keep people fed.
Benefits of The Jackfruit Company
The easy-to-prepare meals from The Jackfruit Company bring with them a number of nutritional benefits, such as:
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly
Top The Jackfruit Company Products
The Jackfruit Company makes a number of different prepared vegetarian meal products. At Thrive Market we're pleased to offer some of their most popular, including:
Jackfruit Meal Garam Masala
Delicious flavors from the country that inspired the founder's vision: This Indian dish provides a satisfying mix of chickpeas, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, spices, and - of course - jackfruit as a meat substitute.
Jackfruit Meal Thai Green Chile
Want a little more zip in your jackfruit meal? Look no further than this delectable green chile bowl, with coconut green curry and kaffir lime. You'll quickly fall in love with these Southeast Asian flavors.
Jackfruit Meal Southwest
For an interesting take on the classic smoky Southwest flavors you already know and love, try this delicious meal packed with black beans, corn and Tex-Mex spice.
Meal Prep Tips and Ideas
Easy-to-make meals are great, but it's also important to build your skills as a home chef. We have some great tips to help you get a better handle on meal planning and preparation, so you're always ready to churn out a few days worth of food.
Get a Better Handle on Meal Planning
The first step to improving your chef skills is to plan your meals a little better. We'll walk you through that process so you know you're picking the right ingredients and getting the most out of every shopping trip.
Dozens of Dinner Inspirations Await
Before you hit the stores, it's important to have some solid meal ideas in mind. Fortunately, we have almost 40 simple, natural dishes to recommend, so take your pick!
Making Meal Prep a Breeze
Once you get all that food into your kitchen and you're ready to start cooking, you might need to find some ways to speed up the process. Fortunately, we have some advice that will help you meal prep like a pro.