Organic jack fruit slices are made from fully ripe fruit grown in rain forests of Sri Lanka. It is called 'Katahal' in Hindi, 'Pala-pazham' in Tamil(பலாப்பழம்), 'Panasa' in Telugu, 'Phanas' in Marathi and Gujarati, 'Halasu'(ಹಲಸು) in Karnatak, 'Nangka' in Indonesian, 'Fenesi' in Kiswahili and 'Ka-noon' in Thailand. Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet with subtle flavoring. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, including custards, cakes, halo-halo and more. The jackfruit is one of the three auspicious fruits of Tamil Nadu, along with the mango and banana, known as the mukkani (முக்கனி). These are referred to as ma-pala-vaazhai (mango-jack-banana). The three fruits (mukkani) are also related to the three arts of Tamil (mu-Tamizh). Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh. It is also the state fruit of the Indian state of Kerala.