Palakkad: Jack Seed Cake Getting Popular in Kerala, Set to Conquer Markets Elsewhere

Palakkad: An innovative product, jackfruit seed cake has been gaining popularity in Palakkad, Kerala. It has 40% of jack seed flour, 20% of unripe (raw) jack carpel flour.

It does not contain any maida or wheat ingredient. The rest is all made of jackfruit pieces, eggs and sugar.


Palakkad Social Service Society (PSSP) outlet in Palakkad is now getting advance orders for this cake for weddings, parties etc. A good number of people have appreciated its taste.

‘Jaxo’ being its brand name, the jack wonder nut cake, marketed in attractive packaging, had drawn attention in a big way at the Chennai Jack Festival a few months ago and it was a huge sell-out.


Now PSSP, with the help of a local bakery, is making R&D on more baking possibilities by using jackfruit seed flour, carpel flour etc.

Being gluten-free, this will have more acceptability in other states in the days to come.

Jacking up the fruit’s popularity – from the archives:

Tumakuru: Women’s Diversification Venture – Jack of All Fruits Now Squeezed into Noodle Form

Bantwal: State’s First-ever Jackfruit Food Fest Draws Large Number of Connoisseurs

Kundapur: State-level ‘Jackfruit Mela’ Attracts Many Enthusiasts

The ‘Jack’ of All Fruits – The Indelible, Edible ‘Jackfruit’

Mangalore: ‘Jack’ of All Fruits Makes Big News at ‘ Jackfruit Fest ‘

Mangalore: ‘Jack’ of All Fruits Set to Rock India-US Trade

Jackfruit – Jack of All Hearts

It’s Time for Jack!


  1. Very happy to note the rising popularity of jackfruit. It is proving to be very versatile. Its remarkable how people have invented so many products with it without any capital or assistance. Just shows how inventive Indians are.
    And how they are making full use of the opportunity that jackfruit, a nutritious food, provides.

  2. Very interesting enterprising activity . Value addition to something that we have neglected for a long time.
    Shall be interested to know the process of manufacturing jack seed flour ( not for commercial purpose) for use at home.
    Best wishes.
    Dr. G R Padukone

  3. In my younger days, my mother used to cook four different dishes using jackfruit seeds which I greatly enjoyed. Glad that there is a new cake invention out of jackfruit seeds which has created greater demand; that will create jobs as well as avoiding a lot of wasting of jackfruit and its seeds.

  4. One would expect the people of South Kanara, who are always bragging about their intelligence and education, to create a product like jack seed cake. Instead the people of South Kanara, waste their intelligence and education promoting communal hatred.

    • Jack fruit seed cakes and Roy’s opinion.

      Have you heard of Jack fruit saat which is nothing but cake? Similarly you can get mango saat. You get it in Mangalore. It is usually made in Karkala. Similarly jack fruit happala is also available. We use jack fruit seeds in several GSB curries such as koddel and ghashi. So you will hardly find any seeds left for making cake.

      So relax brother. All is not lost. Enjoy the delicacies of South Kanara, be it Sorpotel and Sanna, Biryani and chicken curry or daalitoy and kadgi chackko. Happy eating. No tension. Least of all communal.

      • Happy eating. No tension. – DronapaNNA

        But Dronu, don’t you know that our Yumreeki Rampa is on a Jehad against Beef? What you talking ya?

  5. Glad to see innovative ideas with our own Pelakkaayi!! This could be good for agricultural communities and bring in some additional revenue.

    By the way, Roy is referring to his own communal hatred. For him, a missed opportunity to innovate on Pelakkaaayi seeds is a sign of communal hatred while chopping off a christian lecturer’s hands is a sign of peaceful coexistence!! Moreover, I don’t remember seeing a single word on kaasaragodu gang and their adventures at MIA. I guess his secular credentials stop him from commenting on these trivial things!! smiles…

  6. The big credit should go to the relentless pursuit or enlightenment of jackfruit products by Mr Sri Padre .He has done a huge research oriented study on this along with others. I am Reallly happy the fruits real potential is coming to the light and the people will benefit from it.

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