Jackfruit is a tree of the genus Artocarpus of the mulberry family. The tree is native to Asia, but it is also found in tropical regions of Africa, India, South America, and the Caribbean. Jackfruit was cultivated in India 3000-6000 years ago and mainly used for the preparation of various dishes. Jackfruit can be eaten unripe, ripe, uncooked, or cooked. Most often, it is boiled and used in curries as a staple food. The fruit has a sweet and subtle flavor.