Jackfruit: A Big Fruit on a Big Mission
Tuesday, January 23 at 12:00 am (PT)
Annie Ryu, Founder and CEO of The Jackfruit Company
Annie Ryu is on a mission: She wants to replace meat with the world’s largest tree-borne fruit: the jackfruit. Given that this 26-year-old was recently named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 2017 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs, I am confident she will make great strides in achieving her goal. And, yes, you read it correctly: the jackfruit. It’s the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, with some weighing in at 100lbs or more. By transforming the underutilized resource into a meat substitute, The Jackfruit Company is providing income for Indian farming families and diminishing the carbon footprint associated with meat-consumption. Annie is the visionary leader responsible for bringing this ancient commodity to the world market and I can hardly wait to hear her story, her dreams and her plans for going global with the jackfruit. This show made possible due to the generous support of The Chapman Automotive Group.