Jackfruit trees in Yercaud are sighted almost everywhere and it is one of the most commonest fruit. It is cultivated widely by the people of Yercaud. The jackfruit tree can produce about 100 to 200 fruits a year. The tree starts to yield fruit from the month of May to July. Jackfruits have a distinctive sweet and fruity aroma. The flesh of the jackfruit is starchy and fibrous and is a source of dietary fibre. Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet, with a subtle flavoring. Ripe jackfruit are sometimes seeded, fried, or freeze-dried and sold as jackfruit chips. They may be boiled, baked, or roasted. When roasted, the flavor of the seeds is comparable to chestnuts. Seeds are used as snacks (either by boiling or fire roasting) or to make desserts.