The Caribbean Dictionary

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jackfruit
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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
cowa
Tags
food, fruit, plant
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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
cowa
Tags
food, fruit, plant
Pictures
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CJL Nov 30, 2013
The seeds are boiled on salt water. We call it shatine.
patty Apr 19, 2014
isn't jackfruit called cowa lets do some different mango names
jenny Jul 28, 2014
Shatine and Cowa are not the same. Related but not the same. People usually let the cowa ripe to eat as fruit. Shatine is used green for curry shatine popular at prayers and weddings. but you can cook green cowa as a substitute for shatine in talkari.
jason Sep 19, 2014
I really miss this, you have to buy the whole jack fruit to get he seed here in california and its almost impossible to find jackfruit here in california
Carol Jul 06, 2015
I only know it as Jackfruit. Folk lore in Jamaica says that if you travel with a whole Jackfruit, you will end up with a flat tire. So if you buy one it must be cut before you put it in the vehicle.
patsy Dec 07, 2015
mi it call jackfruit and i like it
Rhonda Feb 22, 2016
We call it Cowa when ripe when unripe we call it katahar. Katahar is peeled and cooked in curry both flesh and seeds. We use it especially for the 7 curry dish at hindu weddings :)
Lizz Apr 17, 2016
We call it shatine or breadnut
Careyyy Sep 28, 2016
Jackfruit taste nice man, mi wan taste a likkle piece nw
Anthony Mar 19, 2017
Know locally as Cowa or katahar is in the same family as 'chataigne' (breadnut) and breadfruit but far different from either
Dolly Jul 05, 2017
It is called cowa in Guyana, @ Rhonda... Katahar is different it is smaller than cowa 😊
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