Jackfruit comes from the jackfruit tree, a cousin of the figtree, mulberry tree, and breadfruit family that grows in Southeast Asia. The jackfruit texture is not dissimilar to a banana, mango, or pineapple in terms of being dense and fibrous. But the taste is quite distinctive. Some say it’s sweet, and some say a jackfruit has a flavour similar to pulled pork, especially when cooked. The seeds of jackfruit are edible, and some compare their taste, which is milky and gummy, to that of a Brazil nut.