Fruits of Thekkady – Jack fruit

Jack fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world — one fruit can weigh between 10 and 100 pounds and contain hundreds of seeds that are rich in protein, potassium, calcium, and iron — all of which are important for bodily growth.

Jack fruit tree is mostly seen in Kerala. This fruit is large and fleshy and covered with thorny tubercles. Unripe fruit can be cooked. The seeds may be boiled or baked. There are a number of varieties of Jack fruits the honey-jack is considered the sweetest and the best in its family. The flesh is starchy and fibrous and provides energy. Jack fruit tree is used in the treatment of various diseases such as diarrhea, and skin disease, urinary retention and general weakness. The timber of the tree is used for making furniture as it is termite-proof.


Jack fruit