Common Name: Jaca | Jackfruit
Binomial Nomenclature: artocarpus heterophyllus
Culinary Use: The fruit is edible, either consumed raw or cooked in many ways. The pulp of young fruit and the seeds are cooked as vegetable. The rind of the fruit produces a jelly. The seed can be grounded into a powder and used in biscuit-making.
Medicinal Use: Ashes of the leaves are used for treating ulcers, diarrhoea, boils, stomach-ache and boils.
Fun Fact: Seeds are aphrodisiac and as a cooling tonic like the pulp.