jackfruit

Definition

Food

  • The Malaysian fruit of a tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus or A. integrifolia, which can take up to six months to ripen from picking. The fruit is large (up to 32 kg) with a yellow to brown spiky skin and yellow fibrous flesh. The juicy pulp surrounding the large white seeds is eaten and tastes like a mixture of banana and pineapple, the seeds may be dried and roasted or ground and the fibrous flesh is sometimes boiled or baked as a vegetable. The flowers and young leaf shoots are used in salads and as a vegetable.
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