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December 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm



The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak, is a species of tree in the fig.It contains a high amount of nutrients like vitamin, minerals, electrolytes to name a few. It is also known as the vatavriksha since ancient times. Our ancestors have known the benefits of the tree and its fruit since ages. It is rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins yet contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. It is  believed indigenous and grows to the rainforests of the Western Ghats. It is cultivated at low elevations throughout India. Bears and many other wildlife eat jackfruit. It is also called the jack of all fruits. This tropical fruit is sweet and tangy in taste. It is plentiful and nutritious and grows in hot weather.

This is a  mainstay in South Asian cuisine for centuries. and this pungent fruit is gaining popularity amongst vegans. They are the largest of all tree-borne fruits, oval-shaped and knobbly-skinned. This fruit can weigh up to eighty or ninety pounds. All the fruits of the fruit are used for the purpose of cooking in different ways, it is sticky and you have to apply coconut oil in your hand before you cut the fruit, else it easy very difficult to clean the marks left in the hand once you are done with your work, it does take some time to clean ones hand if no gloves are used. It  is one the largest known tree-borne fruit in the world.  It tastes like a chestnut and its seeds contains vitamins such as vitamin A and C. The jackfruit tree which grows out from a seed and produces fruits in about 7 years. Any family which likes has garden and likes to plant and grow trees must have a jackfruit tree for the benefits it provides. The tree when it grown skyward can reach a height of between 30 to 70 feet. The canopy of the tree is green and the leavers are a bit big in size and oval shaped. So enjoy eating the fruits of this largest edible fruit and keep yourself fit.

  • This topic was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  Krishna Kumar.