JackFruit – sumer-friendly vegetables- replenish out energies that are depleted from the heat.
Jack of all tastes – JackFruit (Chakka pazham)
The versatile jackfruit is nutrition-dense,and can be used as both a fruit and a vegetable
The moisture-laden jackfruit,whose etymology goes back to the Malayalam word chakka pazham,is indeed amazing. It can be stored to last well beyond summer,are nutrition-dense too. Another remarkable feature is that it is the largest tree-borne fruit,reaching up to 35 kg in weight,with each tree capable of bearing around 250 fruits per season. It is,therefore,not surprising that,in some circles,it is being touted as a tree to cultivate,in every sense of the word,given these food-insecure times,especially in view of its high nutrition quotient
Ayurveda considers its seeds and pulp,to be cooling,nutritious and tonifying. It has laxative properties,being high in dietary fibre,a fact deemed to be beneficial for the colon’s mucous membrane,as it blinds carcinogenic chemicals to itself and eliminate them. The bonus is that the high amount of carbohydrates jackfruit contains is almost fat-free. Its simple sugars are easily digested by the body and give us an instant energy boost;moreover,being slowly available,glucose is released into our body in a restrained manner.
Jackfruit – It is said that the scorching heat of summer is necessary for various ecological processes to happen in nature, as it readies for the rainy season. However,its nurturing spirit provides us sumer-friendly vegetables and fruits to help replenish out energies that are depleted from the heat.
Vitamin wise ; It is a very goo source of Vitamin C,every 100 gram providing us with 23 per cent of our required daily allowance: It is also rich in B complex vitamin, especially vitamin B6,as well as vitamin A,besides having a small amount of vitamin E
The ABC if the fruit ensures many things:
A contributes to our eye health – B-ensures the body remains healthy and active while combating stress and fatigue, and C – protects us from bacterial and viral infections while scavenging free radicals. Both A and C have a strong anti-oxidative action
Regarding minerals and phytonutrients,jackfruit contains a good amount of potassium,a mineral which regulates the body’s sodium content and maintains function; it also has magnesium which helps absorb calcium; jackfruit is a good source of anticarcinogenic and anti aging lignans,isoflavones and saponins
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