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ackfruit to be official state fruit of Kerala from March 21

ackfruit to be official state fruit of Kerala from March 21

Context:

The largest tree-borne fruit widely known for its distinctive taste and aroma, the jackfruit, is set to be declared as the official fruit of Kerala on March 21.

objective :

Give a fillip to the production and sale of jackfruit and its value-added products

Know about Jackfruit:

  • The jackfruit  is a species of tree in the figmulberry, and breadfruit family (Moraceae) native to southwest India
  • The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit,
  • A mature jackfruit tree can produce about 100 to 200 fruits in a year.
  • The jackfruit is a multiple fruit, composed of hundreds to thousands of individual flowers, and it is the fleshy petals that are eaten.
  • The jackfruit tree is a widely cultivated and popular food item throughout the tropical regions of the world.
  • Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh and the state fruit of the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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