Jackfruit

The largest tree fruit in the world, the pre-historic looking jackfruit is believed to be indigenous to the Southwestern rain forests of India. It is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of Indian subcontinent, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil for its fruit, seeds, and wood. Jackfruit is a huge tree that grows to as high as 30 meters. Young jackfruit has a mild flavor and distinctive poultry-like texture. The cuisines of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam use cooked young jackfruit for curries and stir frys. Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet wit..

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