Benefits of Jackfruits
Thewoodof the tree is used for the production of musical instruments. InIndonesia, hardwood from the trunk is carved out to form the barrels of drums used in thegamelan, and in thePhilippinesits soft wood is made into the body of thekutiyapi, a type of boatlute. It is also used to make the body of the Indian string instrumentveenaand the drumsmridangam,thimilaandkanjira; the golden, yellow timber with good grains is used for building furniture and house construction in India. The ornate wooden plank calledavani palakamade of the wood of jackfruit tree is used as the priests seat during Hindu ceremonies in Kerala. InVietnam, jackfruit wood is prized for the making of Buddhist statuaries in temples.