Sunday, February 4, 2007
Jackfruit - Jaca
Where I grew up jackfruit trees were so common. It is said to be the largest tree-born fruit in the world. One single fruit can weigh up to 80 pounds. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavored flesh that wraps the smooth, oval, and light-brown seed. Each fruit may carry from 100 to 500 seeds. The jackfruit when ripe does not have a very agreeable odor, resembling that of onions, while the pulp of the fruit smells like pineapple and banana. It is not a popular fruit, even though some people like it.