Jackfruit Day is observed on July 4 of every year. Jackfruit is a large-sized tropical fruit with the spiky outer skin and widely are grown on trees. This fruit is considered to be one of the best alternatives for meat. Jackfruit is also called jack tree, jackfruit, jack, or jak, and has a sweet taste. This day celebrates the delicious and nutrition-filled fruit. Jackfruit contains substantial amount nutrition which can help in regulating high blood pressure, cancer, asthma, fever, and diarrhea. Jackfruit also has magnesium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants. It can be eaten fresh, dried, or roasted, and can be added to soups, used in chips, jams, juices, pudding, and even in ice creams. The seeds of jackfruits are edible and have many nutritional benefits. Jackfruits are also used in making beauty products. But one major drawback of consuming jackfruit is its caloric counts which are found to be high.
“There’s no guilt in eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.” – Jane Velez-Mitchell
History of Jackfruit Day
Jackfruit Day was created by Jackfruitday.com to raise awareness about the fruit and its nature to be a perfect substitute for meat products. Today encourages everyone to eat jackfruit instead of meat. Jackfruit Day is used as a platform to market and sell fruit all over the world. Jackfruit Day is observed on July 4 because jackfruit can be the perfect replacement for meat and July 4 is also observed as Independence from Meat Day. This day strongly motivates people to reduce the amount of meat in their daily diet and convinces them to substitute jackfruit for meat. This fruit is believed to make changes in the food lifestyle of many people around the globe. Jackfruit is an amazing food but is less known to the world.
Other Celebrations on July 4
July 4 is also celebrated as
- National Barbecued Spareribs Day
- Independence From Meat Day
- Independence Day (United States)
- National Caesar Salad Day
- Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
How to Celebrate the day
Celebrate the day by giving it a try by eating jackfruit. Jackfruitday.com gives you extensive information on where you can buy the fruit, a list of products made from jackfruits, and a vast variety of recipes. From BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches to tuna, the site holds a variety of recipes that could be the best replacements for your favorite meat dishes. You can go creative and try out your recipes. Make sure you prepare at least one dish out of jackfruit and share it with your friends and loved ones. It could be the right day to start with vegetarian foods. Post pictures and share your Jackfruit Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #JackfruitDay.