Jackfruit in Syrup presents the goodness of jackfruit in a conveniently preserved form. It gives you the delicious taste and health benefits of hand-picked jackfruit of Thailand to be enjoyed year-round. Jackfruit is a species of tree in the mulberry family, native to parts of South and South-east Asia. Grown extensively in all tropical low-lying areas, its fruit is the largest fruit growing on trees and can weigh up to 80 pounds when fully grown. The exterior of the fruit is a thick and prickly skin which is not edible. The flesh and the seeds are the edible parts. The flesh itself is a covering around the seeds. The raw fruit is eaten in curries, soups and stews and is a good substitute, in taste and texture, to meat. However, it oozes a thick, sticky liquid and people normally oil their hands to protect them while peeling and cutting it.