Jackfruit: An Indian Fruit, Which Can Reach Up To 3 Feet In Length And Weigh Up To 110 Pounds
The jackfruit has become a very important nutritional alternative in India. The fruit, native to India, is probably the largest fruit we've ever seen. It can reach up to 3 feet in length and weigh up to 110 pounds.
Although it's native to Indian forests and other areas of the Asian continent, the fruit has also been cultivated in other parts of the world. It stands out due to its exotic characteristics, such as its size, rough surface covered with tiny thorns and its yellow, orangey or greenish color.
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The jackfruit combines seven flavors: Kiwi, banana, peach, melon, mango, pineapple and orange. Inside, it's made up of a soft, very tasty core which gives off a delicious banana-like smell.
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Jackfruit possess vitamins, nutrients and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, calcium and potassium.
It also reportedly has healing, nutritional and aphrodisiac properties. It's even known as the natural viagra.
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Jackfruit is also used to prepare delicious waters and juices. In Mexico, it is used to enjoy with a "Tepache", a fermented drink which is made out of pineapple husk, but can be substituted for jackfruit.
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In India, it's known as the fruit of the poor, because of its easy cultivation and the large quantity of nutrients it possesses when used in cooking. It's very easy to get, so people with fewer resources use it as a food staple.
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The most impressive thing is seeing this giant: The largest tree-born fruit in the world.
If you haven't already, find out where to buy jackfruit near you and give this exotic fruit a try.
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