Jackfruit taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Jackfruit as it is a combination of genus (Artocarpus) and species (A. heterophyllus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Alismidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Jackfruit is Moraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Jackfruit
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Jackfruit that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Jackfruit Facts are:
- There are up to 500 seeds in Jackfruit & these seeds are edible.
- Root extracts of Jackfruit tree is used to treat diarrhea, fever and asthma.
- The taste of jackfruit is combination of mango, banana, melon and papaya.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Black Gold, Cheena, Cochin, Dang Rasimi, Golden Nugget and Golden Pillow. It is not available in seedless variety.