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Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2015)

Value added products from jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) fruit


Author(s): Shikha Markam

Abstract: The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), is known as the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. It belongs to family Moraceae. Ar-tocarpus is the third largest genus in the Moraceae family. Several economically important species such as breadfruit (A. altilis) and jackfruit (A. heterophyllus) that is cultivated throughout the tropics. Origin of it is believed indigenous to the rainforests of the West-ern Ghats. Jackfruit is known as the national fruit of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and the state fruit of the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is the largest producer of jackfruit in the world and is an important staple food for certain sections of the people in these areas. The tree bears annually 60-75 fruits, each weighing 20 to30 Kg. Raw, ripe and unripe jack fruit is used in different cuisines. It is a rich source of vitamin A, C and minerals like calcium, iron, sodium, potassium etc.

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How to cite this article:
Shikha Markam. Value added products from jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) fruit. Int J Chem Stud 2015;3(3):60-62.
 

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