Upton’s Naturals, an independently-owned, ethical vegan company based in the USA, claims it is the first to make pre-seasoned, heat-and-serve, natural jackfruit available in the UK.

Uptons Jackfruit Lineup

The company’s jackfruit mixes offer a good source of fibre and are free of cholesterol, gluten, soy, oil, GMOs and artificial flavors. The line-up includes Bar-B-Que, Thai Curry, and an unseasoned Original variant that are all 100% vegan.

Upton’s Naturals’ founder, Dan Staackmann, said: “Doing what we believe in is the best part of this business, and to us, success is creating 100% vegan products that can inspire meat-free meals.

“Unripe jackfruit is the source of an incredibly versatile and healthful meat alternative that is relatively foreign to the European market. We’ve made jackfruit easier to enjoy and more accessible to the everyday consumer, and the response from vegans and non-vegans alike has been amazing.”

Available to c-stores and independents, Upton’s jackfruit range comes in shelf stable, packaged pouches with an rrp of £2.95 each.