Name that fruit #2

It is the fruit of Bangladesh. Grows on trees everywhere, and the fruit gets very big!

Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. The exterior of the compound fruit is green or yellow when ripe. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavored flesh that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed. The seed is 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long and 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and is white and crisp within. There may be 100 or up to 500 seeds in a single fruit, which are viable for no more than three or four days. When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.

Tall jackfruit tree on the CEITC grounds

And….drum roll…
the fruit in a bowl ready to be served! Our team gave it mixed reviews–I would describe it as pretty to look at, but pretty mild to taste!

JAckfruit ready to eat!

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Published in: on May 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

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