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Fun Facts About Jackfruit

Maya Pillai Nov 30, 2020
The jackfruit tree belongs to the family of mulberry, figs and breadfruit. Take this quiz to test your jackfruit knowledge.
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Jackfruit is a soft and firm fleshed fruit with many nutrients. The yellow part is what we eat. The seeds are also edible. However, you have to either cook or roast the seeds before consuming.
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Jackfruit is also known by the name Fenne. In Thailand, jackfruit is known as kanun while in Malaysia it is known as nangkain.
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Jackfruit custard is prepared using a mixture of cup milk/cream, cornstarch, cup sugar, ripe jackfruit and an egg.
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Bangladeshis use jackfruit in their curries and other cuisine. It is rich in Vitamins B1 & B2.
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Portuguese called it Jaca that was derived from one of the south Indian languages Malayalam.
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Botanist Ralph Randles Stewart suggested fruit to be named after William Jack, a botanist.
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The Scottish botanist William Jack worked for East India Company in Bengal.
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Garcia de Orta a Portuguese naturalist had mentioned the jackfruit in his book in 1563. The Indian State Assam produces the maximum number of Jackfruit followed by Bihar and Kerala.
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Jackfruit gives 95 calories in 100 grams and is rich source for vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. It is a very good source of Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
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Ripe jackfruit has taste similar to banana, mango and pineapple.
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Unripe jackfruit is becoming a popular alternate to red meat, mainly pork.
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Though the jackfruit grows on a wide variety of soils, it grows best in rich alluvial and well-drained soil. Jackfruit needs warm and humid climate and cannot tolerate cold and frost.
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