Jackfruit

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

    … of goodness. Speaking of tacos, Seabirds makes some of the best in the business. My favorite was the beer battered avo taco made with fried avocado, Seabirds sauce, cabbage, red onion, and lime. The other taco I tried was the Jack Asada taco made with marinated and grilled jackfruit, Seabirds cabbage slaw, and pickled red onion. Roasted beets with garlic…

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