1. The jackfruit,Artocarpus heterophyllusLam. (syns.A.integrifoliusAuct. NOT L. f.;AintegrifoliaL. f.;A. integraMerr.;Rademachia integraThunb. ), of the family Moraceae, is also called jak-fruit, jak, jaca, and, in Malaysia and the Philippines,nangka; in Thailand,khanun; in Cambodia,khnor; in Laos,...
  2. Jackfruit is famous for producing the world's largest tree-borne fruit. Fruits typically weigh between 4.5 to 20 kgs, but have been reported up to 50 kilograms. The trees can grow to 21 m in height. A large portion of the fruit is edible with high nutritional value, fruits can be eaten green as a...
  3. 2006-07-20 Jackfruit has long been valued and cultivated in tropical Asia. Thought to originate in the rainforests of India, jackfruit has remained relatively unknown throughout the rest of the tropics.