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HEALTH BENEFITS OF JACKFRUIT

June 14, 2021, 6:11 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 383 views)

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In Northern India tender jackfruit or kathal is a gourmet vegetable and in Bengal, it’s gacch-patha, panasa in Orissa & in Kerala, it’s primarily a healthy carbohydrate, Chakka, the raw jackfruit, is consumed as a whole meal, an alternate to rice and roti.

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Although jackfruit is grown in tropical areas, it is becoming more widely available in most parts of the world. It is in season during the summer.

The most commonly consumed part of jackfruit is the flesh, or fruit pods, which are edible both when ripe and unripe. It can be used in sweet and savory dishes, including desserts and curries. The seeds are also highly nutritious. Vegans often use this fruit as a meat substitute due to its texture, which is comparable to shredded meat. Jackfruit is one of the largest edible fruit in the world and is rich in nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Jam, jellies and ice creams using pureed jackfruit are popular. The several parts of jackfruit tree including fruits, leaves, and barks have been extensively used in traditional medicine due to its ant carcinogenic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and hypoglycemic effects.

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One cup of sliced fruit provides the following nutrients:

  1. •Calories: 155
  2. •Protein: 3 grams
  3. •Carbs: 40 grams
  4. •Fiber: 3 grams
  5. •Riboflavin: 11% of the RDI
  6. •Magnesium: 15% of the RDI
  7. •Potassium: 14% of the RDI
  8. •Vitamin A: 10% of the RDI
  9. •Vitamin C: 18% of the
  10. •Copper: 15% of the RDI
  11. •Manganese: 16% of the RDI
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Jackfruit is rich in dietary fiber that makes it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps protect the colon mucosa by binding to and eliminating cancer-causing chemicals from the colon.

Jackfruit has a low glycemic index and provides some fiber, protein and antioxidants, all of which may promote better blood sugar control.

Carotenoids, the pigments that give jackfruit its yellow color, are high in vitamin A and protect cells from damage and help your body work right. They may help prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease, as well as eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration.

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As a jackfruit ripens, its carotenoid levels also go up. xanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin-ß are the other antioxidants found in abundance in this fruit.

Jackfruit seeds are nutritious & a lesser known super food.

  1. •Calories: 53
  2. •Protein: 2 grams
  3. •Carbs: 11 grams
  4. •Fiber: 0.5 grams
  5. •Riboflavin: 8% of the RDI
  6. •Magnesium: 5% of the RDI
  7. •Thiamine: 7% of RDI.

Jackfruit seeds are encased in hard shells, which can be roasted, boiled or steamed to make it edible.

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  1. •It makes you stay healthy
  2. •Treatment for your skin problems
  3. •Heal ulcers
  4. •Improve breast milk production
  5. •Control of diabetes

 


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