“Pejakai” the wild fruit

fruit that I carry my childhood memories with. In those young sunny days where we wandered around the woods finding for this fruit. Though we don’t have such forests anywhere i still have that mighty tree near to me. Yay! Lucky me.. 😻

Fruit from outside

Inside the fruit

When it’s summer, i call for “pejakai“. It’s a name in Tulu language. In english it’s called as Artocarpus  hirsutus. It looks like jack fruit but the difference is the size. You can hold it hand. It’s handy. When its green its chopped and soaked in salt water and used as pickle. After ripening the fruit gets so soft that u can cut it easily. When u cut open u will find treasure. 😍 which have the blended taste of sweet and sour. its the seed inside it. And u cannot swallow the seed but only the fruit flesh covering it. Once u start eating ut and u can never stop the cravings for it.

Love for pejakai💘