Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit)
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A tree that grows to a height of about 10 m and bears huge
fruit oval in shape and up to 1 m long and 50 kg in weight. It is thought to be
native to southern India and is sliced up and cooked as a vegetable. It is
the matrix around the seeds that is eaten. The seeds are evidently poisonous but
can be eaten after cooking.
van Wyk, B.-E. 2005. Food Plants of the World -
Identification, Culinary Uses and Nutritional Value. Briza, Pretoria.