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Artocarpus Fruits

About Artocarpus Friut plants

The Artocarpus is thought to be the wild ancestor of the Artocarpus, to which it is very closely related and sometimes considered conspecific. The nutritious seeds, which contain 13–19% protein and are high in potassium and phosphorus, are relatively low in fat compared with other nuts like almonds and macadamia nuts.

                      The tree is probably indigenous to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The Artocarpus was supposedly brought to the American continent around 1770 by French sailors, who took Artocarpus seeds from the Philippines to the French West Indies. Today the breadnut is grown throughout the tropics together with the closely related Artocarpus. The breadnut, grown for its edible fruits and seeds and as a shade tree, requires a humid, tropical climate.

Immature fruits are thinly sliced, boiled in saltwater, and eaten in curries, soups, and stews in a manner similar to breadfruit. Normally, though, Artocarpus are grown not for their starchy pulp but for their edible seeds. The seeds, similar in taste and appearance to chestnuts (Castanea sativa), are boiled, steamed, or roasted and consumed as salted snacks commonly sold by street vendors. In West Africa, the boiled seeds are sometimes mashed and served as a side dish. The seeds provide an edible oil and can be processed into a nut paste and canned in brine.Artocarpus fruit plants in Keralais now available in our farms.


Mature Height:   36.00 m.
Sunlight:   Full Sun
Fruit Color:   Yellow
Year to Bear:   4 years
Botanical Name:   Moraceae




Artocarpus anisophyllus

Artocarpus anisophyllus, the entawak or mentawa, is a round, 3-4", brown yellow fruit. The Entawak's flesh is orange-red and may taste like a pumpkin in flavor, while it also has edible seeds


Artocarpus lanceifolius

Medium-sized to large tree reaching 36 m tall with short buttresses. The fruiting head is oblong (15 cm), brown and pubescent. The seeds have edible aril.


Artocarpus sarawakensis

A jackfruit relative from the jungles or Borneo, bearing yellow-brown fruits up to 3-4" across. Flesh is edible, with a sweet and tasty flavor.A very rare species outside of its native range.


Artocarpus teysmanii

A wild and very rare Artocarpus bearing slender fruits (up to a few inches long) with a sweet flavor. The fruits are collected wild and eaten locally. The tree is little known outside of its native area. Large tree up to 45


Artocarpus nitidus

Artocarpus nitidus is an evergreen tree growing up to 41 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 70cm in diameter, The tree is harvested from the wild as a local source of food


Artocarpus rigidus

Monkey jackfruit is a tall, evergreen tree that can grow up to a height of 45 metres. The tree is commonly harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.