Yesterday, my brother brought a strange fruit resembling Lychee (but much bigger in size). Here is a pic of it:


When cut it, it had smell like banana and fibers were like of the chicken meat, though taste was more or less like banana (sorry have no pic of that).

Can someone kindly help me identify it?

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    $\begingroup$ As a complete sidenote, go search for "durian". It is a different kind of tropical fruit that you might not know about and it's fascinating. Especially how the taste/smell of it is commonly described. $\endgroup$
    – J.E
    Jul 26, 2018 at 9:13
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    $\begingroup$ The meat-like texture of jackfruit has led some people to use it as a meat substitute for vegetarians/vegans (though of course it's not really comparable in terms of macronutrients.) See here, for example. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2018 at 14:16
  • $\begingroup$ As a sidenote where are you from? This fruit and variants of it is pretty popular in S. Asia. $\endgroup$
    – Roni Saiba
    Jul 26, 2018 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ @J.E I don't think it's a durian according to wikipedia articles. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2018 at 18:54
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    $\begingroup$ @AnonymousI yes, you are completely right, but that's why I used words such as "complete sidenote" and "different kind of fruit". $\endgroup$
    – J.E
    Jul 26, 2018 at 19:53

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This appears to be a jackfruit. Jackfruit are a large, tropical fruit, commonly reported as smelling similar to banana.

Image of cut jackfruit, showing bumpy exterior and fibrous interior

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    $\begingroup$ Oh yeah!! Yes it is what it pretty much looked like from inside. Thanks a lot! I have seen it for the first time in my life. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2018 at 7:24
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    $\begingroup$ Jackfruit are famously reported to taste like Wrigley's Juicy Fruit. Both seem to contain a lot of isoamyl acetate, as do bananas. So this all adds up. $\endgroup$
    – Dannie
    Jul 26, 2018 at 22:30

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