Jackfruitis known in numerous Asian countries, but in India it is loved most of all. Itis used in many Indian cuisines, but you’ll find that in the South people areparticularly fond of this fleshy vegetable/fruit. Yep, the Malayalam term‘chakka’, which later inspired the Portuguese name ‘jaca’ stands for bothfruits and vegetables. And that’s exactly what jackfruit is! It goes through atransformation that might seem like magic to some, turning from a fleshyvegetable with eatable seeds into a sweet flavorful fruit. What’s not to like?Here are 9 facts you need to know about the lip-smacking jackfruit.
It’sbeen cultivated in India for over 5,000 years. That’s right! India and SriLanka have known about the wonders of jackfruit for thousands of years,enjoying its many health benefits and various dishes that can be made with itsflesh and seeds, ripe or raw.
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