The Jack Fruit or Indian Bread Nut

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Title: The Jack Fruit or Indian Bread Nut
Author: Hodge, W.
Abstract: A picture of a Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) hanging from a branch, it is locally called Shatine. The Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. The exterior of the compound fruit is green or yellow when ripe. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavoured flesh that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed. The seed is 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long and 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and is white and crisp within. There may be 100 or up to 500 seeds in a single fruit, which are viable for no more than three or four days. When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odour, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.
Description: Colour: Black & White; Style: Portrait; Other: Unbordered, Divided
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/5042
Date: 2009-07-21


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