The Jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It's got a distinctive flavour that is a bit like a combination between ripe banana and mango.
It is the largest tree fruit in the world, capable of reaching 45kg. It grows on the branches AND the trunks of trees that can reach up to 50ft tall.
Jackfruit has a thick and prickly green skin. When the jackfruit is opened one finds the round fruits contained in 'pockets' in a fibrous interior.
Jackfruit is commonly used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines. It can be eaten unripe or ripe, cooked or uncooked. The seeds can be boiled, baked like beans or made into flower. Our Jackfruit can be eaten as a snack because of the mild flavour and distinctive texture. In many cultures, jackfruit is boiled and used in curries, Ice-cream or even made into chips. Jackfruit is a good substitute for rice or chicken.