The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus, also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak) is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India, in present-day Kerala,TamilNadu, coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds (36 kg) in weight, 36 inches (90 cm) in length, and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.
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  • Eating with John Chow – Seabirds Kitchen

    … Hard to believe this is the 14th episode of Eating with John Chow. You may recall that we’ve been on a veggie/vegan kick lately. Well, that hasn’t changed. Seabirds Kitchen started out as a food truck. The brainchild of Stephanie Morgan, the strategy was simple: Fruits and vegetables should be grown locally and organically, picked when ripe…

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