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Jack/Jak Fruit (Artocarpus integrifolia)

A native of the mountainous regions of India and Malaya, but now widely-cultivated in tropical regions, around the world. The ripe fruit are very large, weighing up to 23 kilos, and growing to around a metre. They have rough skin, with hard, pointed, studs all over their surface. Their flesh is soft and juicy and contains large white seeds. Jack Fruit can be eaten raw, or cooked in oil, as an accompaniment to curry. The seeds can be roasted in the style of chestnuts.

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