Jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world, it can reach 36 kg in weight, up to 90 cm long and 50 cm in diameter. A ripe Jackfruit should make a hollow sound when patted and should have a strong aroma. Choose fruit without bruises or soft spots. The pale green skin ripens to a yellowy-brown. Jackfruit will keep at room temperature for 3 - 10 days. Cut or ripe fruit should be refrigerated. Jackfruit is easier to clean if you cover your hands and knife in vegetable oil. The inside of the fruit is coated with a sticky viscous juice. Jackfruit is eaten as a vegetable when unripe and as fruit when ripe. It can be eaten raw or cooked, on its own, shredded or cut into pieces.