|Kerala govt declares jackfruit as the official fruit ..|
Origin: The jackfruit is believed indigenous to the rain forests of the Western Ghats of India. It spread early on to other parts of India, southeast Asia, the East Indies and ultimately the Philippines. It is often planted in central and eastern Africa and is fairly popular in Brazil and Surinam.South India is blessed by the monsoons and only South India can claim to be the real and original growing place of the great jackfruit.
- thenvarikka (തേൻവരിക്ക or honey varikka), the finest and royal ones, is the rarest, gives the feel of the jackfruit peels dipped in honey, so tasty and drooping with the juices
- varikka (വരിക്ക), is also rare, really tasty, the aristocratic variety and
- koozha (കൂഴ), the more common variety, though awkward in outward shape is very tasty and has a unique capability of upsetting your stomach quickly