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Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
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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.
also known as
cowa, koba
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Jamaica
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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.
also known as
cowa, koba
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26 comments
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
CJL
10 years ago

The seeds are boiled on salt water. We call it shatine.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
patty
10 years ago

isn't jackfruit called cowa lets do some different mango names

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j
9 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
jason
9 years ago

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

Jamaica
Jamaica
Carol
9 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
patsy
8 years ago

mi it call jackfruit and i like it

Guyana
Guyana
Rhonda
8 years ago

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 :)

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lizz
8 years ago

We call it shatine or breadnut

Jamaica
Jamaica
Careyyy
7 years ago

Jackfruit taste nice man, mi wan taste a likkle piece nw

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
7 years ago

Know locally as Cowa or katahar is in the same family as 'chataigne' (breadnut) and breadfruit but far different from either

Guyana
Guyana
Dolly
7 years ago

It is called cowa in Guyana, @ Rhonda... Katahar is different it is smaller than cowa 😊

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Nikky
6 years ago

I'm from Guyana and never ate katahar or cowa really want to try it so I will be looking for it... never heard about jackfruit until I read it in a thread few mins ago

Guyana
Guyana
6 years ago

What is the Guyanese name (slang) for jackfruit??

Guyana
Guyana
Jai
6 years ago

My Italian wife just brought home a piece of Cowa. I clean it up and it taste sweet and nice.

Guyana
Guyana
Jai
6 years ago

My boys and her love the taste of it.

Guyana
Guyana
Jai
6 years ago

As do I

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Cinthya
5 years ago

In Indonesia we called Nangka ^^

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Princess
5 years ago

In Trinidad it's call Chataigne. It's a common dish for wedding and prays. If you don't have Chataigne in wedding n prays well it will cause problems. It is very nice n delicious. Tasty especially with bus up shot roti n curry it with a little pepper

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Anupa
5 years ago

Cowa is Jackfruit (when ripe smell funny but delicious, we dont normally cook it green in Trinidad but in most Asian countries they do, chataigne is breadnut (cooked curried) and breadfruit ( used in oildown etc.) are from the same family of fruits. Katarhar is also from the same family but they're all diffrent .

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Jack fruit
5 years ago

Jack fruit in Spanish

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Norma
5 years ago

Surinam

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Norma
5 years ago

Surinam

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Norma
5 years ago

Surinam

Jamaica
Jamaica
TJ
3 years ago

The largest jackfruits weigh close to 100 lbs.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
I have learnt a lot
3 years ago

Thanks

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

it's actually hard to miss it because of its attractive aroma and humongous size.