The Caribbean Dictionary

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cowa
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Noun
The tree and fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is related to the breadfruit and breadnut. The tree produces the worlds largest tree borne fruit - up to 80lbs and 3 feet long. Much of the fruit is starchy and fibrous. However, the seeds are surrounded by a sweet, pleasant tasting flesh. The seeds themselves are also edible after roasting or boiling.
Synonyms
jackfruit
Tags
food, fruit, plant
Pictures
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Raj Gainda May 23, 2015
In Surinam it is called koba or koba of mulukia katahar
. Jul 04, 2015
if its mulukia katahar in suriname then this is katahar in guyana.....form the picture then this is what they call Jack Fruit in America/Canada. katahar - An annoying vegetable/fruit, that Indians spending hours trying to separate the layers from the seed, to cook usually in a curry. why I dont know. I don't think its eaten as a fruit in the Caribbean unlike in Asia, because theres better to eat
Bulb Jul 04, 2015
Oh its related to breadfruit as for the appearance and its not jackfruit. Its actually called bread nut in some places
Mark Nov 05, 2015
The Real Name is called: jackfruit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackfruit
Tanya Jul 07, 2016
Not sure if this is what we call pan de fruta or bread nut. I love the brown seeds cooked like European chestnuts with some bitter orange.
Tanya Jul 07, 2016
Not sure if this is what we call pan de fruta or bread nut. I love the brown seeds cooked like European chestnuts with some bitter orange.
GT Aug 25, 2016
to the idiot whose name is . (dot) commenting...why does it bother u if INDIAN ppl spend hours to prepare it.???!!! The fruit in the pic is called cowa in Guyana also jack fruit ....The one the INDIANS spend hours to separate is called Katahar YOU KATHAR...
Bobzyoy Aug 31, 2016
Lol@ to the idiot whose name is . (dot)
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