Monday, December 23, 2013


Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh country. In the forest area of Srikakulam district(Andhra Pradesh state, India), jackfruit is naturally grow rigorously. Vietnam and Thailand are the highest producers of Jackfruit in the world. Canned jackfruits are exported to world from these countries. A jackfruit contains 100-500 arils inside. Jackfruit chips which are fried in coconut oil and salted with added turmeric is famous in the state of Kerala. Jackfruit and Durian are looks similar but varies in taste.Jackfruit is sweet where as Durian is bitter.

Nutritional values with Jackfruit:
  • Jackfruit is high saturated fat and cholesterol. Jackfruit delivers 95 calories per 100 grams. 
  • Jackfruit contains Vitamin A (1%), beta-carotene(1%),Thiamine (vit. B1)  (9%),Riboflavin (vit. B2) (5%),Niacin (vit. B3)(6%)
  • Pantothenic acid (B5)(5%),Vitamin B6(25%),Folate (vit. B9)(6%),Vitamin C(17%),Vitamin E(2%),Calcium(2%),Iron(2%),
  • Magnesium(8%),Manganese(2%),Phosphorus(3%),Potassium(10%),Zinc(1%).
  • Jackfruit seeds are rich in Vitamin B1, B2, starch and little amounts of Iron,Calcium.
  • Jackfruit contains sticky substance called mucilage around arils (inside pieces). Due to this people apply oil on hands and knife.
  • Jackfruit skin is used to make dolls as it is rough,hard and sharp.
  • Jackfruit eliminates constipation.
  • Jackfruit seeds are rich in fiber. People eat fried or boiled jackfruit seeds.
  • Jackfruit is rich in potassium guard against blood pressure.
  • Jackfruit root is used to cure fever and diarrhea.
  • Jackfruit fights against  hypertension and  cancer due to presence of phyto-nutrients.
  • Jackfruit root juice which is boilt will cure asthma and various skin diseases.
  • Jackfruit is rich antioxidants and contains anti ulcer,anti aging compounds.
  • Jackfruit improves body immunity by eliminating free radicals and protects tooth due to presence of Vitamin-C.
  • Juckfruit(ripe) is mixed with jaggery for preparing sugary syrup jackfruit jam for long period usage.
  • Jackfruit pulp is made into paste and dried to make chew-able candy.
  • Jackfruit wood is used to make musical instruments.
  • Jackfruit contains vitamin-A which improves vision functionality.
  • Jackfruit contains simple sugars which gives instant energy.
  • Jackfruit contains dietary fats which removes toxins and prevents colon cancer.
  • Jackfruit have calcium which improves bone health and prevents osteoporosis.
  • Jackfruit contains iron which improves blood and removes anemia.
  • Jackfruit have magnesium which helps in better absorption of calcium.
  • Canned jackfruit is called vegetable meat.
  • Jackfruit contains small amounts of copper which maintains healthy thyroid.
  • Jackfruit seed paste + Milk will cure wrinkles on skin when applied on face.
  • Jackfruit seeds promotes hair growth by maintaining healthy blood circulation.
  • Jackfruit leaves improves glucose tolerance in diabetic patents.

Cautions with Jackfruit:
  • Some people are hypersensitivity to jackfruit which create allergic reaction.
  • Jackfruit is not recommended for diabetic patients and pregnant ladies.
  • Jackfruit is believed to weaken sexual vigor in men.


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