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Inside of a Jackfruit

Jackfruit tree with fruit
Scientific classification
A. heterophyllus
Binomial name
Artocarpus heterophyllus

Artocarpus heterophyllus is the scientific name for jackfruit, and is family of Moracea. Jackfruit (also called "Jakfruit") is a type of fruit from India, Bangladesh (National fruit)[source?] and Sri Lanka.[1] When a Jackfruit ripens, it changes from green to slightly yellow.

Parts of the Fruit[change | change source]

The seeds are cooked and taken food, the green like unready fruit is cooked as a plant used for food, and the brown made ready is taken food a little cold.

Jackfruit Tree[change | change source]

The jackfruit tree can be up to 15-20 meters,[2] and its leaves are a stiff, glossy green color and measure up to about 15 to 20 centimeters long. This tree is considered the largest tree-borne fruit in the world[3] weighing near 18 kilograms and reaching up to 60 cm long in length.

References[change | change source]

  1. Morton, Julia (1987). "Jackfruit". Fruits of warm climates. Retrieved February 4, 2009.
  2. "Jackfruit | Description & Uses | Britannica". www.britannica.com. 2023-05-08. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  3. "Largest tree-borne fruit". Guinness World Records. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2023-06-04.

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The seeds of the jackfruit are edible after peeling, and are reminiscent of potatoes in taste.