This Asian tree can be seen growing in the grassy area located towards the beach-facing side of the Joy Perfume Tree. It produces the largest tree-fruit in the world— sometimes exceeding 50 pounds. It is related to the Breadfruit, but it is not eaten until it is ripe.
The fruit tastes like Juicy Fruit Gum, which is not a coincidence, because the original flavor for the gum was obtained from the Jackfruit. There is a considerable amount of sticky latex in the Jackfruit, and it is almost impossible to wash off with soap and water. However, the sticky latex can be removed by rubbing the sticky area with butter or vegetable oil until it has dissolved into the oil, and then washing in warm, soapy water. Like Pineapples, the Jackfruit is a “multiple fruit”, being composed of dozens of individual fruitlets that are fused together into one big composite structure we call a Jackfruit. You need a knife to cut the jackfruit open to expose the fragrant, sweet, yellow to pinkish fruitlets inside. Each fruitlet contains a fairly large seed, which can be roasted or boiled and eaten (minus its thin “shell”), tasting like boiled peanuts
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