Jackfruit- Health Benefits and Facts

Jackfruit- Health Benefits

Jackfruit is one of its own kind of tropical fruits mostly available in southern states of India,it recognised for its unique shape, size, and fruity flavour of its bulbs that can be appreciated. The fruit is deliciously sweet in taste and is edible and is seasonal. In common with other tropical fruits such as banana,guava etc. it is also rich in energy, dietary fibre, minerals, and vitamins and free from saturated fats or cholesterol, making it one of the healthy summer treats to relax! Unripe jackfruit is used in several kinds of curry, such as gulai nangka and gudeg.Another amzing fact about jackfruit is that it contains 100-150 seeeds in a single fruit.

It is one of the rare fruits that it is rich in B-complex vitamins. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid.It is also a good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 13.7 mg or 23% of RDA. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C will help the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals.The fruit is also used in jam, jelly and chutney preparations.Fruit slices are a great addition to fruit salad.

 

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Jackfruit fights wrinkles and helps to ge a glowing complexion.It also promotes blood circulation,hence is very recommended for hair growth.It is a helping factor in developing immunity.It has antioxidents which prevents cancer.Because it prevents the body from free radicals.The antioxidant content in them increases eye vision and provides protection against cataract and macular degeneration.

 

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Jackfruit is used to make variety of recipies inckuding jackfruit cutlet, jackfruit payasam,jackfruit fry,cutlet etc. One of the major interesting fact is that jackfruit can be used for making sweet as well as spicy dishes.Raw jackfruit can be used to make spicy curries and dishes whereas ripe ones can be used for making payasam deserts etc. Mughlai jackfruit is one of those delicious recipies.

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