Q: How long is the shelf life?
A: The shelf life of the raw jackfruit and the frozen goods (nuggets and samosas) is up to 1 year from the date of manufacturing.
Q: Does it require refrigeration?
A: The raw jackfruit requires refrigeration only once opened. But never in recorded history has it been witnessed that someone hasn't demolished the entire portion in the same sitting. Nuggets and samosas need to be kept frozen to ensure maximum shelf life.
Q: Do we add preservatives to the jackfruit to get this long shelf life?
A: No, we don't use any preservatives or anything artificial. We get this long a shelf life from the packaging process we use for our jackfruit i.e retorting. A little fun fact: this form of packaging was developed to provide sustenance for astronauts who were off to space for extended periods of time, as once the food is retorted properly it becomes impervious to changes in the external atmosphere such as temperature, pressure and loss of gravity. It truly is a marvel of modern technology.