VegNews Daily

E! Proclaims Jackfruit the New Hot Veg Substitute

Weighing up to 110 pounds and sporting a thick, bristly exterior, the jackfruit is a healthy addition to plant-based cuisine.

Entertainment news source E! reports that jackfruit may be the new go-to ingredient for vegan meat substitutions. The fruit, which is cultivated primarily in Asia and Africa, has a thick, bristly skin, a yellow and juicy inside, and can grow up to three feet long, according to Purdue Horticulture. So far, jackfruit has been favored at a few high profile vegan eateries including one of Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite food trucks Seabirds—featured on The Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race—as well as Los Angeles’ Susan Feniger’s Street. Feniger is partial to jackfruit because it’s dynamic and healthy. “It’s an all-natural plant ingredient that is not processed, and exists in natural world,” the culinary expert tells E! “When shredded and cooked, it takes on almost any flavor, so that it is a natural complement to the spices and flavors we use.”

100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA

100,000-Square-Foot Vegan Block Party Hits LA
Read More »

Luxe Shop Debuts Vegan Avocado-Shaped Ice Cream

London's luxury gelato stand Snowflake sells vegan ice cream made from, and shaped like, an avocado, complete with an edible pit.
Read More »

IKEA Promotes Plant-Based Eating for Earth Day

The furniture chain sent a newsletter in time for Earth Day with three plant-based recipes it says are good for your body and the planet.
Read More »

'50s Style Vegan Diner Opens in Michigan

Former Detroit-area food truck Shimmy Shack's new retro diner will serve Coney dogs, burgers, and shakes, and host birthday parties, gift-basket making events, and vegan vintage clothing pop-ups.
Read More »

Vegan Chicken Nugget Startup Raises $1 Million

Seattle Food Tech plans to debut its plant-based chicken nugget replicas at school cafeterias by the end of 2018.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »