University of Illinois Extension

J is for Jackfruit

Would you think about eating a fruit-shaped like a football and covered with small bumps and spines? You should try jackfruit. A jackfruit is the largest fruit in the world. It can weigh up to 80 pounds and be three feet long. You can eat the outside, but the inside looks and tastes like bananas. Jackfruit is yellow inside. It is cooked with rice or eaten raw. It is grown in Brazil and Australia. You may not find it at your local grocery store, but it can be found in Asian and Mediterranean markets.