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The jackfruit is a species of tree in the mulberry family, which is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh. It is called Khaatol in Bengali or Bangla, Katahar in Nepali, Panasa or Kaṇṭāphal in Sanskrit, Katahal in Hindi, Nangka in Bahasa Indonesia, Halasu in Kannada, Kaadhgi in Tulu, Panasa in Telugu, Pala in Tamil, Chakka in Malayalam, jack in Thai, Fanas in Marathi and Pónós in Konkani. It is well suited to tropical lowlands. Its fruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world, seldom less than about 25 cm in diameter.

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