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    The jackfruit is a huge, spined, oval fruit that is believed to have been first cultivated in Indian rainforests. It is largely grown in tropical or close to tropical climates. It still is found in many parts of India, as well as in most of Southeast Asia. In the Americas, the jackfruit is largely grown in Brazil. A few jackfruit trees have thrived in Florida and San Diego, but the northern parts of the US and all of Canada are generally too cold for young jackfruit trees. The fruit is the largest fruit in the world. It can weigh up to 80 pounds(36.29 kg) and be up to 3 feet (.91 m) long. When the jackfruit is opened, numerous sweet, banana-like bulbs are revealed, and most people find them quite delicious. One variety of jackfruit has a crunchy, rather than mushy texture, and is generally preferred. The seeds can be roasted and are compared to chestnuts in flavor. n India, jackfruit is eaten raw or used in curries, soups, and stews. It also flavors various deserts and is a common ingredient in fruit salads.