"There’s been an increase in meat alternatives over the past years as people began looking for healthier food options, or adopted vegetarian or vegan lifestyles. The market is undeniably growing.
We’ve already seen meat patties made from more common ingredients including beans, tofu, mushrooms, and various plant proteins, to name a few. Though not a new discovery, jackfruit has yet to commonly be used as an alternative in Malaysia.
There are some F&B establishments like Sala KL and PC Studio Cafe already making their own jackfruit meat substitutes for dishes. However, it’s not currently being mass-produced by brands in Malaysia for regular consumption.
It’s why this husband-and-wife duo behind the startup Nanka have taken it upon themselves to pioneer it."
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