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November 05, 2012

Healthy & Yummy Jackfruit

Jackfruit is an aromatic, fleshy fruit with a distinguishable aroma . The fleshy part often referred as the "bulb" (because of its shape) can be consumed either raw or ripe or as a topping to any of desserts 

Check out some of the health benefits of JackFruit:

  •  Jackfruit contains protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium ,folate . phosphorus ,Zinc,Copper with calories of about 95 
  • It may soothe the symptoms of Cold and Flu 
  • One main mineral in Jackfruit is Potassium which helps to maintain the balance of body fluids and thereby decreasing the bad cholesterol and eventually the heart problems.
  • Jackfruit contains a lot of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant and helps to boost the immune system
  • It contains a considerable amounts of Vitamin 'A' which helps in improving Vision and for healthy looking skin
  • Soluble fiber is another component in Jackfruit which helps for digestion and thereby easing the bowels movements 
  • Jackfruit have phytonutrients like lignans, isoflavones and saponins that provide protection against cancer. These phytonutrients can help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals from the body and slow down the degeneration of cells that can lead to degenerative diseases
  • Eating jackfruit may promote bone health and strengthens nervous system 
  • Extract of the Root of this Jackfruit   may be used as a cure for diarrhea
  • Jackfruit root has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from asthma
  • The root of jackfruit is said to be good for the treatment of a number of skin problems
  • Jackfruit has been found to have anti-ageing, antioxidant and anti-ulcer properties
  • Jackfruit seeds, can be boiled and eaten as an additional source of carbohydrate.

Helpful Tips:

  • Jackfruit is considered as an energy generating fruit due to the presence of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose.It energizes  your body  almost instantly.
  • Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Eating too much of this fruit may cause irritating bowels and may end up in stomach ache due to the presence of fibre 
  • It has to be stored in airtight container due to its strong essence and flavor 
  • Jackfruits turn brown and deteriorate quickly after ripening. Cold storage trials indicate that ripe fruits can be kept for 3 to 6 weeks at 52° to 55°F (11.11°-12.78°C) and relative humidity of 85 to 95%.
  • It can be preserved ,if the bulbs are boiled in milk, the latter when drained off and cooled will congeal and form a pleasant, orange colored custard
  • The ripe bulbs may be dried, fried in oil and salted for eating like potato chips.

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