It may be the biggest of fruits in size and weight. The fruit when ripe will have a strong smell hence it is not usually used in salads. The fruit is very tasty and sweet. It will be very difficult to eat this fruit in large quantities unlike other fruits.
There are mainly 2 varieties namely the 'Varikka' and 'Koozha'. There is also one variety called the 'Thamara Chakka r 'Kadachakka'which is not used as ripe fruit but used for vegetable preparations. Koozha is not eaten generally when ripe as it will be very difficult to eat and swallow. The seeds are used for vegetable preparations. The outer skin and the inside fiber like bindings are all used for feeding cattle. The tender jack fruits are used for preparing vegetable dishes.
Ramanathan A R
Jackfruit is very nutritious and cheap also. The ripe one can be eaten raw. Different sweet eatables (Palaharam) and puddings (Pradhaman and Pulissery) can be made out of it. The seeds inside the fruits are also used after cooking. They are used as side dishes for lunch.
Gold Member, SPK
It is good to hear that Kerala is gaining the Jack fruit and Mango. Well Mango is also very good fruit. It is very tasty and It is very good for our health.