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The World's Biggest Tree Fruit Is Huge

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Native to India, the jackfruit is the world's largest tree fruit. A jackfruit tree takes five to seven years to bear fruit, and may yield 150 to 200 fruits annually. Seeing as a jackfruit can weigh up to 100lbs (45.4kg), that's quite a lot of fruit. The fruit is described to have a distinctive smell, and the flavor draws comparison to that of Juicy Fruit gum.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. A ripe jackfruit will be more yellow colored than green. 00:17

  2. See the inside of a ripe jackfruit: 01:26

  3. The seeds of a jackfruit are edible after boiling. 02:36

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