India is thought to be its place of origin. As for the name “jackfruit,” it most likely emerged from what the Portuguese called it, “jaca,” which was probably a version of a name used in southern India, “chakka pazham.” Jackfruit has other names, too: kathal in Bangladesh, kanun in Thailand and nangka in Malaysia.People eat the fruit and seeds of jackfruit tree as food or as medicine. Jackfruit is taken by mouth as an aphrodisiac or for diabetes. Jackfruit paste is applied to the skin for poisonous bites. Also, the wood of the jackfruit tree is used to make furniture or musical instruments.
This unusual fruit comes from Asia. A jackfruit is the largest fruit grown on a tree in fact, it grows on the trunk of the tree. It takes 5-7 years before a tree will produce fruit, but once it begins, the tree will grow 150-200 fruits a year. Some fruits weight more than 100 pounds. Jackfruit offers several key nutrients, including fiber, protein, vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium. Those nutrients can help you manage your weight and blood sugar, promote healthy skin, and keep your heart healthy,The wood of jackfruit tree is widely used in manufacturing musical instruments, furniture, doors, windows and roof constructions. The seed starch is useful in relieving biliousness, while the roasted seeds are regarded as aphrodisiac.