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Jackfruit ‘pulled pork’

Believe it or not, a popular pork alternative is jackfruit. Jackfruit is a tree species in the fig family native to Southeast Asia and thought to have originated from southern India. The fruit has thousands of flowers and the edible part is the fleshy petals. One jackfruit tree can produce two to three tons of fruit annually and harvested just like bananas. Once jackfruit is cooked it becomes soft and starts to pull apart becoming a shredded texture, similar to pulled pork. BBQ jackfruit sandwiches are the latest plant based trending substitute for pork. The Minimalist Baker, known for creating exciting recipes with 10 ingredients or less, has a delicious recipe for vegan jackfruit pulled pork sandwiches. (Photo via The Minimalist Baker)

7 vegan versions of your favourite comfort foods

The vegan culture scene is thriving. Vegan restaurants are becoming mainstream hot spots to enjoy a meal - and not just by vegans. Carnivores and omnivores are blending in among the herbivores and trying new foods that go way beyond a meat-free hot dog. There are countless plant-based meals replacing traditional meat, dairy and egg dishes and not just in restaurants, but in kitchens across the nation. So what's all the fuss about? Read on to learn about these alternatives to some of your favourite comfort foods.

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