Jackfruit (Artocarpus Heteropjyllus) is an aromatic tree of South East Asian countries. Jackfruit can be found easily in the Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and some other countries. It is supplied from these countries to all part of the world in brine and syrup form. This 8-10 inches wide and 12-20 inches long thorny fruit belongs to the Moracease family.
Health benefits of Jackfruit and it’s seeds are numerous. It is a rich source of Vitamin B & C, Niacin, Potassium, Protein, Fat, Calories and Carbohydrates. Jackfruit is a very good looking, tasty and aromatic fruit. When it is in unripe condition, its color is green but when it grows in full form its color becomes bright yellow, you can eat it raw also. Its seeds are like Chestnuts and are consumed by people. You can roast them or boil them and can sprinkle some salt on them for taste.
People love to eat jackfruit due to its energy content. 98 % of jackfruit gives energy. Fat content in this fruit is only 3 %. It is very useful for those who want to decrease their body weight. As it contains Vitamin B & C, Niacin, Potassium, Protein, Calories and Carbohydrates in good quantity, it can help you reduce your weight without any weakness.
Jackfruit is also skin friendly. Its consumption gives a natural shine on your face. Vitamin C present in this fruit is good for our body. If you are suffering from some skin disease, take a root jackfruit and rub it on the affected area for relief. It is also used by cosmetic good manufacturers for making beauty products. As its intake decelerates damage to body cells, jackfruit helps in reducing wrinkles. By its regular intake, you can remain young for a long period.
Jackfruit is also used by herbalists to treat the patients of nervousness, hypertension and anxiety. It helps in controlling BP of the body due to its potassium content. Its protein, carbohydrates and vitamins give strength to mind. Jackfruit is also very good for students as it increases memory power. During study or exams days, to keep their body and mind active, children should consume jackfruit.
Isoflavones, anti-oxidant and phytonutrients of jackfruit are useful in treating cancer patients. According to recent studies, phytonutrients present in jackfruit help in slowing down degeneration of cells and prevent degenerative diseases. It is also used to treat ulcer-affected patients. Patients, who are suffering from constipation and poor digestion, must consume jackfruit.
Herbalists also use jackfruit in case of treatment of acute fever and diarrhea. Roots of Jackfruit are very effective and have medicinal value. You can eat jackfruit in good quantity as it is delicious, juicy and has good energy content.