Jack fruit

Jack fruit














 

 

  

If you visit a village in Sri Lanka you will probably be able to see this fruit in many home gardens. Not only in the countryside but even in urban areas like colombo and Kandy you can see this fruit being sold by vendors everywhere. This fruit is supposedly the biggest fruit in the world and once this fruit is ripened it produces a nasty smell. But do not judge the fruit from its smell or the cover. Inside the fruit there is this amazingly delicious fleshy stuff. In fact according to Sri Lankans jack fruit smells like hell and tastes like heaven. What that means is that even though jack fruit does not smell good, it tastes awesome. Not only does it taste good but also it is nutritious. What is amazing about this fruit is that when the fruit is young you can cook it and you will get a potato like curry. And when it is ripened it becomes sweet and turns into a delicious fruit. The uses of jack fruit tree goes beyond the kitchen. The leaves of jack is given to goats and cattle. The trunk of the tree is very strong and it is used as timber when making furniture.