MARANG (Artocarpus odoratissimus) A tree of marang Family: Moraceae Synonyms: Artocarpus tarap, Artocarpus mutabilis Common names: Terap, pingan, keiran. Marang is probably native to the Borneo in South East Asia. It is found growing there wild. This fruit is however, widely cultivated in the Philippines. It has been introduced in
LIMPATO (Prainia limpato) A tree of limpato Family: Moraceae Synonyms: Artocarpus limpato, Prainea cuspidata Other names: Buruni, ematak, karon, kesusu Limpato is a very less known but very tasty fruit from the humid tropics of South East Asia. It grows in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan), Moluccas, New Guinea.
KELEDONG (Artocarpus lancifolius) A portion of keledong tree Family: Moraceae Other names: Tarap merah Keledong is a fruit which is very little known outside its native region inspite of the fact that it is very tasty fruit and very popular with local people. It is a native of Borneo. There are
DHEU (Artocarpus lakoocha) A tree of dheu Family: Moraceae English names: Lakoocha, monkey jack Other names: Badhal, dahe, lakuch. Dheu is a native of India. Its fruits are widely used in India for making a pickle. The tree grows wild in forests, common lands upto an altitude of 1800 m. Dheu
KWAI MUK (Artocarpus hyparguraeus) A tree of kwai muk Family: Moraceae Synonyms: Artocarpus lingnanensis, Artocarpus hypargyraea Kwaimuk is a fruit from South East Asia. It seems to originated in Guangdong in China. It is cultivated there and also in Vietnam. Kwaimuk tree bears abundant, plum-sized fruits that have a sweet, citrus-like taste.
AINI (Artocarpus hirsutus) A tree of aini Family: Moraceae Other names: Wild jack, Anjili, Aiyni chakka Aini is an endemic tree species of evergreen forests of Western Ghats of India. It is widely cultivated in plain areas. This species forms one of the major components of home gardens of Kerala. The
Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophylus) A tree of jackfruit Family: Moraceae Jackfruit is popularly known as the poor mans food in the eastern and southern parts of India. A rich source of vitamin A, C, and minerals, it also supplies carbohydrates. Tender jackfruits are popularly used as vegetable. The skin of the
KELEDANG (Artocarpus lanceifolius) Fruits of keledang Family: Moraceae Synonyms: Artocarpus clementis Keledang is a fruit from South East Asia. It is found in Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Bangka, Lingga and Riau Islands, and Borneo. Keledant trees are not abundant. However these are quite commonly found in lowland tropical
CHAMPADA (Artocarpus integer) A tree of champada Family: Moraceae Synonyms: Artocarpus integrofolia, Artocarpus polyphema, Artocarpus chempeden. Other names: Banking, baroh, chempedak. Champada is a fruit from South East Asia. It grows in Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. It is also cultivated Indonesia. Champada grows only in tropical climate. This fruit
BREADNUT (Artocarpus camansi) A tree of breadnut Family: Moraceae Other names: Castana, Kamansi, mei kakano. Breadnut is considered to be the wild ancestor of breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis. It is mainly native to New Guinea and possibly the Moluccas and the Philippines. A fruit of breadnut Currently besides its native range,