One of the questions we get asked most about jackfruit is, how much protein does it have?
Our Jackfruit Meal Starters offer 2g of protein per serving and 6-7g of dietary fiber, making them a great way to fill up and stay satisfied. But if you’re looking for ways to increase your protein intake without adding meat, that’s easy to do! To prove it, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite plant-based protein sources with jackfruit recipes to match.
Beans and Lentils
Hearty and versatile beans are a protein-packed staple among plant-based foodies, and for good reason. They’re delicious, nutritious, and (if you opt for canned) a quick addition to pretty much any dish. We also love lentils, which can be a little easier to digest and faster to cook from dried.
The Vegan 8
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Chickpeas and Hummus
If you love Mediterranean cuisine, then you probably love toothsome chickpeas and creamy hummus—but did you know that they pair deliciously with jackfruit?
Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen
The superfood seed that acts like a grain, quinoa has become popular for its nutrient density and versatility—just like jackfruit! Pair the two for maximum flavor, texture, and fun.
Knife and Soul
Tofu and Edamame
Jackfruit and soy are both common meat alternatives, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose one or the other. Combine the two, and your taste buds will thank you.
Very Vegan Val
Peanuts, Tree Nuts and Seeds
Sweet or savory, crunchy or creamy—nuts and seeds add plant-based protein to pretty much anything. But of course, we love them best when paired with jackfruit.