Exports rise on growing demand from the US, UK
BENGALURU, AUGUST 15
The rising preference for vegan diets in the West is fuelling demand for the humble Indian raw jackfruit. Shipments of the tender or raw jackfruit in frozen, dried and ready-to-eat forms are on the rise to countries such as the United States and Europe, besides West Asia. Also, the seeds of the jackfruit, whose flour is used in bakery products, is finding great demand from countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany, among others. Due to its fibrous texture, raw jackfruit is considered as a vegetarian substitute for meat and chicken. In fact, tender jack is also being called as dummy meat, experts said.