Jackfruit is a species of tree of the mulberry family (Moraceae) native
to parts of South and Southeast Asia. It is well suited to tropical lowlands.
Its fruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world, seldom less than
about 25 cm (10 in) in diameter. Even a relatively thin tree, around 10
cm diameter, can bear large fruit. The fruits can reach 36 kg in weight
and up to 90 cmlong and 50 cm in diameter. The jackfruit is something
of an acquired taste, but it is very popular in many parts of the world.
The sweet yellow sheaths around the seeds are about 3–5 mm thick and have
a taste similar to that of pineapple, but milder and less juicy.
The fruit is commonly used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines. It can be eaten unripe (young), ripe, cooked or uncooked. The seeds can also be eaten cooked or baked like beans; they taste similar to chestnuts.
Net weight : 565 gms