surface is covered with blunt thorn-like projections, which
become soft as the fruit ripe. Its interior consists of eye-catching
orange-yellow color edible bulbs. Each bulb consists of sweet
flesh (sheath) that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed.
There may be as many as 50 to 500 edible bulbs embedded in
a single fruit interspersed in-between thin bands of fibers.
Jackfruit is a good source of vitamin-C, provides
23% of RDA. It is one of the rare fruits that is rich in B-complex
group of vitamins. Further, fresh fruit is a good source of potassium,
magnesium, manganese, and iron. Jackfruit seeds contain a good amount
Jackfruit seeds are very rich in digestible
starch, protein and minerals. They can be used in a variety
of recipes although they are generally eaten either by roasting
as a snack or added to stews (curries) in place of lentils.
Here are some serving tips:
• Jackfruit bulbs can be enjoyed without any additions.
• Jackfruit slices mixed with grated coconut, honey
and banana slices makes a delicious dessert.
• The fruit is also used in jam, jelly
and chutney preparations.
• Jackfruit seeds are a good source of protein and minerals;
used like lentils and pulses in curry.
• Unripe green fruit is used like vegetable.
Information sourced from www.nutrition-and-you.com
Health benefits of Jackfruit:
1. Revitalizes the body: 100 g of edible Jackfruit bulbs
provide 95 calories. The fruit when eaten replenishes energy and
revitalizes the body instantly.. Although Jackfruit is energy rich
fruit but it contains no saturated fats or cholesterol making it
one of healthy fruit to savor!
2. Laxative: Jackfruit is rich
in dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative. It should
not be eaten in quantity if pregnant.
3.Improves vision: Fresh fruit
has small but significant amounts of Vitamin-A, and other compounds
that together play vital roles in antioxidant and vision functions.
4. Builds resistance to infections:
Jackfruit is a good source vitamin C which helps the body develop
resistance against infectious agents.
5. Controls heart rate and blood pressure:
Jackfruit is a good source of potassium an important component
of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood
pressure reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
6. Strengthen Immune System: Jackfruit
is an excellent source of vitamin C, a powerful nutrient which helps
protect against viral and bacterial infections.
7. Protect against Cancer: Jackfruit
also has anti-cancer and anti-aging properties. These may help eliminate
cancer-causing cells from the body and slow the degeneration of
cells that can lead to aging.
8. Aids in healthy digestion: Jackfruit
is also known to contain anti-ulcer properties which help cure ulcers
and digestive disorders. In addition, the present of high fiber
in the jackfruit prevents constipation.
9. Strengthen the Bone: Jackfruit
is rich in magnesium, a nutrient which important in the absorption
of calcium and work with calcium to help strengthen the bone and
prevent bone related disorders.
10. Prevent Anemia: Jackfruit also
contains iron which helps to prevent anemia and also helps in proper
blood circulation in our body.
11. Maintain a Healthy Thyroid:
Copper plays an important role in the thyroid metabolism Jackfruit
is loaded with this important micro-mineral
Information sourced from www.ehealthzine.com
benefits of Jackfruit Leaves:
• To treat fever: The leaves of Jackfruit tree
are useful for curing fever, make a tea from dried Jackfruit
leaves, drink three times a day.
• To heal ulcers: The
ash of Jackfruit leaves is burnt and used either alone or
mixed with coconut oil.
• To heal boils:
Jackfruit leaves have been used for years in order to treat
skin problems including boils. Crush the leaves and apply
the paste to the boil, wrap with a bandage.
• To disinfecting wounds:
Jackfruit leaves have been treating and disinfecting wounds
since ancient times in the east. It doesn’t only speed
up the healing of the wound, but also helps make sure that
it does not get infected.
• Prevent Aging: Antioxidants
contained in Jackfruit leaves have benefits that prevents premature
• High Calcium: Jackfruit
leaf tea is excellent for promoting healthy bones and strong teeth.
• Anti-Cancer: One of the
great benefits of Jackfruit leaves is they have anti-cancer properties.
This information is intended
solely for the general information of the reader. The contents is
not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems
or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care
provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please
consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.
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