Monday, 31 January 2011

Monkey Jack (Lakoocha)/Dewua Fal

Common name : Dewua/ Monkey Jack (Lakoocha).Botanical name :Artocarpus lakoocha/FamilyMoraceae (Mulberry family)Synonyms:Artocarpus lacucha, Artocarpus ficifolius.Dewua/monkey jack fruits are nearly round or irregular, 2 to 5 inches wide, velvety, dull-yellow tinged with pink, with sweet sour pulp which is occasionally eaten raw but mostly made into curries or chutney. A dewua fruit contains 20–30 seeds that are fleshy with thin seed coat. The edible fruit pulp is believed to act as a tonic for the liver.Inside a ripe dewua fruit looks like a mini jackfruit. Dewua tree can be 10 -15 m tall.Its leaves are large, 25-30 cm long, 15-20 cm wide.

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