jack·​fruit | \ˈjak-ˌfrüt \

Definition of jackfruit 

: a large tropical Asian tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) related to the breadfruit that yields a fine-grained yellow wood and immense fruits which contain an edible pulp and nutritious seeds also : its fruit

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The prepared jackfruit, brands like Upton’s Naturals, are found in the produce section near the tofu. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jazz up family taco night with exotic jackfruit, a vegetarian option," 8 May 2018 Add jackfruit and chopped onion, toss to coat evenly. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Pulled Jackfruit Tacos," 13 June 2018 In a pot, combine the jackfruit, liquid and one-quarter cup of the seasoning. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "More than just a gastropub. Food at Monnik is as awesome as the beer," 10 July 2018 Char Bar does a jackfruit sandwich that is delicious. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Danny Duffy good again, Royals and 100 losses, and, oh yes, the Chiefs," 12 June 2018 Add jackfruit, beans and corn and cook until warmed through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jazz up family taco night with exotic jackfruit, a vegetarian option," 8 May 2018 There is also an array of curries to choose from, including gulai nangka (jackfruit curry), spicy pork rind curry and telor balado (egg curry). Brea Salim, San Francisco Chronicle, "Indo Cafe and the quest for a small piece of Indonesia in the Bay Area," 10 Apr. 2018 The three of us sip small batch mezcal and dine on jackfruit tacos at Chisme, then sit under the pink glow of neon lights at nearby Cullum’s Attagirl drinking Texan craft beer and eating gourmet fast food. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "Taco trucks and beyond: San Antonio, home to Final Four, has a winning food scene," 28 Mar. 2018 Haller also borrows from Bamboo Bistro's favorite salads such as kale with pine nuts and ones made with jackfruit salad, papaya and mango. Quyen Do, latimes.com, "At Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant in Little Saigon, your egg rolls are made by Vietnamese Buddhist nuns and monks," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jackfruit

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jackfruit

Portuguese jaca jackfruit, from Malayalam cakka

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