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Jackfruit

Jackfruit tree with fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Rosales
Family:Moraceae
Genus:Artocarpus
Species:heterophyllus

Template:Taxobox section binomial botany

The Jackfruit (Malay: nangka; Tagalog: langka; Portuguese: Jaca; taxonomic name Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a species of tree and its fruit, widely grown in Southeast-Asia and Brazil. The jackfruit is in the mulberry family Moraceae, and thought to be native to India and Bangladesh. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh.

The Jackfruit bears fruit three years after planting and the fruit is the largest edible fruit in commerce. It is a sweet fruit that can be bought in the U.S. and Europe in shops that sell exotic products. The fruit is usually sold canned with a sugar syrup or can be obtained fresh from Asian markets. Sweet chips are also produced from it. The jackfruit or nangka fruit is used in Southeast Asian cuisine like Vietnamese and Indonesian dishes.

The wood of the Jackfruit tree is sometimes used for the production of musical instruments that are part of the gamelan.

Dishes and preparations using jackfruit

Jackfruit chips
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Jackfruit chips

See also

External links

ms:Pokok Nangka nl:nangka

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