Jackfruit is also called "Nangka" in Malay, native to parts of Southern and Southeast Asia, one of the favourite fruits of Singaporeans, this tree is often seen in gardens or park, even some of the HDB housing estate. Some found growing in the wild like at our nature reserves or those locations of villages in the history, like punggol.
(Green unripe jack fruit as shown in the photo>>>>)
One of the interesting fact of this fruit tree, if you notice in my picture, the fruits can grow in the very low part of the tree, some even touch the ground.
The fruits have a very strong smell when ripe. The flavor is sweet, a bit like pineapple, but with a strong, fruity aroma and taste, but some people just simply reject them. It is such a fruit that either you love it much or you hate it.
All part of the fruit can be eaten, the pulp can be eaten unripe (young) when cooked, or ripe uncooked. The seeds may be boiled or baked, taste like chestnut. This is one of my favorites fruit except the work of peeling the skin. I hate to do that. All parts of the plant exude a white sticky latex, it makes me so difficult to take out the succulent, yellow colored pulp, the knife or hands soon get gummed up.