Jackfruit, or Artocarpus heterophyllus, is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, growing to the hefty weight of 80 pounds. It is also the national fruit of Bangladesh and may have been cultivated in India as early as 6,000 years ago. Related to the breadfruit and marang, its buttery flesh is thick with fiber and often described as starchy in flavor. Many say it tastes like a cross between an apple, pineapple, mango and banana.
One popular way to prepare this fruit is to deep fry it into crunchy jackfruit chips.