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Jackfruit (Khanun)

Scientific name: Artocarpus heterophylus Lamk.
Season: January to May

The jackfruit is the shape of a large melon. The fruit has a gray skin, and contains a great number of pips or kernels which are about the size of a pigeon's egg. When roasted the seeds taste like chestnuts.

The fruit is yellow, sweet taste and has a strong distinctive aroma. Thais eat the yellow flesh with ice cream or mixed with other fruits and coconut milk in a compote. The cooked seeds sre used in many dishes.


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