Jackfruit

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JackfruitPopularly known as 'Fanas' in Konkan. Jackfruit is a natural summer season fruit grown in tropical climate of Western Maharashtra. It is a long shape thorny jumbo Fruit. Per tree yields few to 250 fruits weighing even up to 20 kg. Normally kernels of Jackfruit are consumed which are available in two varieties 'Rasal' (succulent) and 'Kapa'. Rasal is used by food products manufactures to make delicious sweet called 'Fanaspoli' (Jack Pulp, is made into thin cake). Fanas Chips are also popular. Besides timber of Jackfruit is used in construction of house.