What You Should Know About Jack Fruit
Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is the name of the beech, as well as fruit. Jackfruit believed to come from India, that is, the western Ghats region, where the species is still found growing wild in the rain forest there. Jack fruit has now spread wide in many tropical regions, especially in Southeast Asia.
Jack fruit grow well in tropical climate. Jack fruit tree which comes from the seed, start flowering at the age of 2-8 years. While a clone derived from the start flowering in the age of 2-4 years. Where appropriate, jack fruit can bear fruit throughout the year.
The real meat of the fruit is the development of flower tens, golden yellow when ripe, sweet, fragrant smell of hard, sometimes beefy contain liquids is sweet. Seeds oval to rounded-shaped corner, the length of 2 – 4 cm
Benefits of Jack Fruit
Jack fruit mainly harvesting fruit. “Meat fruit” is often eaten cooked in a fresh, mixed in the ice, mashed into a drink (juice), or processed into various types of local food: jack fruit compote, jelly jackfruit, jackfruit-fried-flour, jackfruit chips, and others. Jack fruit is also used as a perfume make ice cream and beverages, as honey-jackfruit, concentrate or flour. Jackfruit seeds, known as the “concrete”, can be boiled and eaten as an additional source of carbohydrate.
Leaves of jackfruit is the preferred feed goats, cattle, sheep and cattle. The stem bark fibrous, it can be used as material and rope in the past also made fabrics. Jack fruit sap used in the mixture to trap a bird, to putty boat, and others.
Jack fruit wood yellow color on the terrace, good quality and easily done. Wood is strong enough, durable and resistant to termite attack or fungus, and have an interesting pattern, it’s easy to shine when mashed up and rubbed with oil. Therefore, jack fruit wood often used as household tools, furniture, building construction, construction of ships up to the musical instrument. Also produced from wood coloring material for coloring yellow robes of the Buddhist clergy.