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Under its thick, bumpy green rind is a stringy yellow flesh that you can eat raw or cooked in a variety of dishes; its seeds are also edible.
Jackfruit is both the name of the fruit and of the tree it grows on. The fruit grows on both the branches and trunks of trees that can reach up to 30 meters tall. Being the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, one jackfruit can weigh up to 20 kilo’s or even more. The fruit is known for its dinosaur-egg look and it slightly odd smell when fully ripe.
As the fruits matures, the bulbs become a darker orange-yellow and the taste gets sweeter. Ripe jackfruit has a sweet, tropical fruit flavor that works well as a snack or added to sweet dishes. When ripe, it tastes like a mix of other tropical fruits such as bananas, mangos and pineapples.
Jackfruit is very nutritious. It’s full of essential vitamins and said to be a great meat alternative.
A must taste when visiting Uganda!
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