Sunday, April 01, 2007

Jackfruit....


Jackfruit seller is busy preparing the neat cut ‘jackfruit pulp’, the fruit is sheer delicacy and is choice for many…. When fully ripe, the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.

It is believed that the jackfruit is indigenous to the rain forests of the Western Ghats of India. It spread early on to other parts of India, southeast Asia, the East Indies and even till the Philippines.

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.
More…

4 comments:

Jazzy Sun Apr 01, 04:47:00 PM GMT+5:30  

mmm sounds/looks yummy.
great capture.

Rajesh Dangi Wed Apr 04, 10:23:00 AM GMT+5:30  

one of my favorites...Thanks!!

エスタ Thu Apr 05, 01:15:00 PM GMT+5:30  

thank you! finally i know what it is! i came across this fruit hanging on a tree....it really surprised me, it was so big and the texture so strange. i tried to find them in the market so i could learn the name and taste the fruit, but i guess i was a little too early in the season! nice photo!

Ming_the_Merciless Fri Apr 06, 11:46:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I have eaten it many times as a kid. They are sweet and fiberous and totally delicious. They smell so good too.