Jackfruit/kathal is a seasonal vegetable available during the summer season in India. It is eaten as both, a fruit and a vegetable. In the Northern part of India, it is used mainly as a vegetable and in the Southern part, it is relished as fruit and many sweets and desserts are made with jackfruit/kathal.
Jackfruit grows on a huge tree and is cultivated in tropical humid and rainy regions. It is rich in dietary fibre, Vitamin A, B and C, have antioxidant properties. It also has a good amount of potassium, iron and magnesium.