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Jackfruit tree
Jackfruit tree

Jackfruit is a perennial tropical fruit grown in many countries including India, Caribbean, and other South East Asian and African countries. The edible part of the tree is the various parts of the jackfruit including the sweet fruit and the seeds used in making curries in South India.

Interesting facts about Jackfruit

  • Are you aware that a jackfruit can weigh up to 100 pounds?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit can grow up to 3 feet long?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit has an oblong shape?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit is commonly available during the summer months and the beginning of autumn?
Jack fruit edible part
Jack fruit edible part
  • Are you aware that jackfruit grows in abundance in humid tropical climates in Southeastern Asia and Southern China?
  • Are you aware that the jackfruit tree is 30 to 70 feet tall with glossy and somewhat leathery long, oval leaves?
  • Are you aware that one jackfruit tree can produce 150 to 500 fruits per year?
  • Are you aware that an uncut ripe jackfruit gives off a mildly unpleasant odor, resembling that of decayed onions?
  • Are you aware that the exterior of the fruit is usually yellow when ripe?
  • Are you aware that the exterior of the jackfruit contains many hard, cone-like points attached to a thick and rubbery skin?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit contains fleshy pods of fruit surrounded by sticky soft antennae?
Jackfruit pudding
Jackfruit pudding
  • Are you aware that the flesh of jackfruit has a pale to dark yellow color?
  • Are you aware that each fleshy pod of jackfruit contains a seed that is edible? (The seeds are usually boiled or roasted.)
  • Are you aware that jackfruits are difficult to peel because of the prickly exterior?
  • Are you aware that the interior of jackfruit gives off a sticky, gluey substance that attaches to whatever it touches? (Rub hands and knives in salad oil before cutting jackfruit.)
  • Are you aware that ripe jackfruit taste like a combination of pineapple and banana?
  • Are you aware that unripe jackfruit when cooked taste like chicken and is an ideal meat substitute for vegetarians?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit is available fresh, canned, frozen or as dried chips?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit is also used to make ice cream, jam, jelly and curries?
  • Are you aware that jackfruit is an excellent source of vitamin C? (Vitamin C helps the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in absorption of iron.)

Nutritional information on Jackfruit

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