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1. A tropical evergreen tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) of South and Southeast Asia, widely cultivated for its very large edible fruits, having pulpy yellow flesh.
2. The fruit of this tree.

[Portuguese jaca (from Malayalam cakkai) + fruit.]
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(ˈdʒækˌfruːt) or


1. (Plants) a tropical Asian moraceous tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus
2. (Plants) the edible fruit of this tree, which resembles breadfruit and can weigh up to 27 kilograms (60 pounds)
[C19: from Portuguese jaca, from Malayalam cakka]
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1. a large, tropical tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus, of the mulberry family, with glossy leaves.
2. the knobby, yellow, edible fruit of this plant, reaching the size of a watermelon.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jackfruit - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seedsjackfruit - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
jak, jackfruit, jack - immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
Artocarpus, genus Artocarpus - evergreen Asiatic trees now grown through the tropics: breadfruit; jackfruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.jackfruit - immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Artocarpus heterophyllus, jackfruit, jackfruit tree - East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
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Cut open the fruit longitudinally the same way you do in Jackfruits to expose underlying creamy yellow flesh (pulp).
The four-day promotion which is being held at all LuLu stores across Qatar, "features good offers on a freshly imported selection of jackfruits", LuLu has said in a statement.
The government has come up with the initiative to release a draft policy to boost the market value of jackfruits. This is considered a major step towards tapping the unexplored potential of horticulture crops and the rich natural resources available in the state of Meghalaya.
Until a few years ago, jackfruits had gone unsung in Kerala, despite their impressive health benefits.
Therefore any of the tubers or jackfruits can be a substitute for rice or wheat as a staple food.
MONTHS after thefts of jackfruits and bulb from the residences of Members of Parliament made news, a joint secretary, posted with the Ministry of Finance, has reported the theft of all four tyres of his car from the Tughlaq Road area this time.
And the jackfruits, so popular in East Africa, may make you feel like you're on safari in the Serengeti.But there is one destination which has all those delicious tropical fruits, and not too far from the old continent's Mediterranean Coast: the southern Turkish district of Alanya, which offers a microclimate that can host plantations from five continents.Alanya's farmers have been trying to convert Antalya's resort district into a tropical fruit heaven, having increased their production of 36 mostly "exotic" fruits foreign to Turkey in the last five years.
The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute has standardised minimal processing of jackfruits. This has opened up a huge export market for the country, which is able to send well-packed fruits to Europe where even after five days they remain fresh.
Some of the fruit crop seedlings which are to be made available include guavas, mangoes, breadfruits, naseberries, ackees, cashews, nutmegs, soursops, jackfruits, avocados, tamarinds, june plums and otaheite apples.
The chempedak tree, Arto-carpus integer, is a close relative of jackfruits in the mulberry family and produces edible fruits about 30 centimeters long.
Summary: One estimate puts the number of jackfruits that grow in the state at about 500m