If I am not mistaken, the jackfruit is the world’s largest fruit. It is commonly eaten when it is ripe – when it develops a very strong sweet odour – and has a sweet flavour. It can also be eaten when unripe, as a vegetable. As you can see, the spiky skin of the fruit has segments of yellow flesh underneath it, and each surrounds a large seed. The seeds can be boiled and eaten, too. I’m not really fond of jackfruit but I do like it when it is made into a smoothie.