WhaT is Jackfruit?
It is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. It maybe from 8 inch to 3 feet long & can weigh upto 100 lbs.
Jackfruit is such a versatile fruit that it can enjoyed during all stages of its growth.
YOUNG JACKFRUIT –Jackfruit in its early stages is called Young Jackfruit. It gained huge popularity due to its stringy meat like texture and the amazing capability to take on any flavour. It goes well in sandwiches, wraps, burritos, curries, stir fry, curries, pizzas etc after adding your own flavours, condiments, sauces.
RAW JACKFRUIT – Before it gets ripe, it’s called Raw Jackfruit. In southern India, unripe jackfruit slices are deep-fried to make chips. It’s also used to make a variety of Indian delicacies.
RIPE JACKFRUIT – Ripe Jackfruit is naturally sweet, with a taste blend of mango, papaya & banana. It is a great accompaniment in custards, cakes, smoothies & desserts.
JACKFRUIT SEEDS – The seeds from ripe fruits have a milky, sweet taste often compared to Brazil nuts. Seeds are used as snacks (either by boiling or fire-roasting), powdered to add along with wheat flour to be used in baking or in curries.
Why is Jackfruit known as a Miracle crop?
Every part of the Jackfruit tree is useful
The FRUIT is-
LEAVES of jackfruit make good cattle feed.
STICKY LATEX substance is:- Used as glue.
WOOD from the trees :- Used as timber for making furniture & musical instruments.
Where does our Jackfruit come from?
Our Jackfruits are hand-picked from the trees in Kerala (popularly known as God’s own country), which is the southern state of India. They are collected from the farmers and households with Jackfruit trees in their back gardens. This brings an additional income to their families.
A good yield is around 150- 250 large fruits per tree annually, and a fully mature tree may produce 500 medium or small size fruits.