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Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

By on February 28, 2013 in Malaysia

For the last couple of weeks I have seen this in the local supermarket…

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Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

The fruit is a Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) and it is the large green thing in the photo above. The orange stuff on the top wrapped in cling-film is the inside of the fruit. Basically one fruit has been cut in half and inverted (turned inside out) and placed on top of an uncut fruit.

The bit you eat is the orange stuff in the photo…

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Jackfruit – the bit you eat!

The part you eat are a sort of pod thing with a large hard seed in the middle. The fruit has a very distinctive sweet smell and the flesh of the fruit is not crispy or crunchy, but it does have a certain amount of bite associated with it. The taste is quite sweet with a sort of hint of melon.

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