Monday, June 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India, in present-day Kerala. This tree is widely cultivated in tropical regions of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Jackfruit is also found in East Africa, e.g., in Uganda and Mauritius, as well as throughout Brazil and Caribbean nations such as Jamaica. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds (36 kg) in weight and up to 36 inches (90 cm) long and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Koova, commonly called arrowroot is a group of ginger like plants with sizes ranging from less than two feet to six feet and color from white to dark purple. The underground stem of the plant is the usable part, which yields flour. The rhizome is also eaten boiled. Flouring is necessary for better preservation and for making different culinary items like biscuits.