Jaca

Jaca, is the fruit from the Jaqueira (Artocarpus heterophyllus), a species of tree in the mulberry family (Moraceae), which is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia. The name in English “Jackfruit” is derived from the Portuguese “Jaca”, which in turn, is derived from the Malayalam language term “Chakka”. In Brazil, three varieties are recognized as the Jaca-dura, or “hard” variety, which has firm flesh and the largest fruits that can weight between 15 and 40 kilograms each; Jaca-mole (soft) and Jaca-manteiga or “butter” variety.