The giant jackfruit weighs 51.4 kilogram and is 97 cm long Credit: Representational image 

Kollam: A mammoth jackfruit weighing at least 51.4 kilogram and 97 cm in length found in Kerala is now on a race for Guinness World Records as the world’s heaviest jackfruit, according to reports.

A family in Edamulakkal village in Kerala’s Kollam district was surprised to have found the giant jackfruit in their backyard. Later, the family applied for Guinness World Records and also the Limca Book of Records.

“When I searched, I found that the heaviest jackfruit weighs is 42.72 kg and was found in Pune,” Johnkutty, one of the family members, was quoted as saying by media reports.

Now, the giant jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) from Kerala is set to beat the current title holder from Pune, Maharashtra. The current world heaviest jackfruit from Pune weighs 42.72 kg and 57.15 cm long. It has a circumference of 132.08 cm, as per reports.

The Guinness World Records lists the world records of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. It is also to document the ultimate global authority on record-breaking.

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