Health & Lifestyle

‘Jack (fruit) of all Trades’ for a fitter & healthier you!

Kanika Dhamija
Kanika Dhamija
  • Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world - It can grow up to a whooping three feet in length and weigh as much as 36 kilograms!

  • The wood of the jackfruit tree extremely sought after due to its resistance to fungus and termites. 

  • All parts of the jackfruit tree are useful - the fruit is consumed by humans and leaves by livestock. Carpenters use the trunk and branches of the tree to craft furniture. The roots can be used in traditional medicine to cure common ailments like fever, asthma and diarrhea.

  • Each jackfruit contains up to 500 edible seeds that you can eat directly from the core of the fruit on its own.

Imagine a fruit which is a cross between a banana and pineapple with a twist of apple and mango! Sounds confusing, right? Who cares when the sweet, distinctively tasteful, juicy fruit is a joy to eat and is packed with numerous health benefits? Read on to know more: 

Nutritional content of Jackfruit

Jackfruit packs antioxidants, vitamins, potassium, dietary fiber and essential minerals. A cup of raw, sliced jackfruit contains: 157 calories 

  • 84 g of protein

  • 06 g of fat

  • 36 g of carbohydrates

  • 5 g of dietary fiber

  • 48 g of sugars

  • 48 mg of magnesium

  • 739 mg of potassium

  • 6 mg of vitamin C

Jack, fruit of all Trades 

Improves Immunity - Jackfruit contains a high quantity of vitamin C & antioxidants that help boost the immune system. 

Replenishes Energy - A 100 gm serving of the jackfruit instantly offers you an energy boost because it contains 94 Kcal, and is loaded with good carbohydrates. 

Regulates Blood Pressure - Jackfruit is rich in potassium and thereby helps in ensuring a balanced regulation of sodium in our body, which if left unregulated can cause damage to the heart.  

Improves Digestion - Jackfruit is rich in soluble and insoluble fibers. The soluble fiber is quickly broken down by our body to provide energy and the insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stool thereby easing up your bowel movement. 

Prevents Cancer - Jackfruit is rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids. The presence of these antioxidants eliminates the toxins created by the body as well as the free radicals, that have been identified to cause cancer. 

Enhances Vision - Rich in vitamin A (Beta-Carotene), jackfruit provides a healthy nutrition for the eyes. It protects the eyes from bacterial and viral infection, and also helps in improving eyesight. Jackfruit is particularly effective in reducing the risk of cataract.

Strengthens Bones - Jackfruit is full of high amounts of calcium that strengthens the bones, and potassium that reduces loss of calcium through kidneys. Bone connected disorders like arthritis and osteoporosis are often managed by consumption of jackfruit. 

Ensures a High Functioning Thyroid - Jackfruit being rich in copper, helps in thyroid metabolism particularly in hormone production and absorption to ensure a healthy and fit thyroid.  

Treats skin diseases, Fever - The jackfruit root may be a remedy for skin diseases. An extract of Jackfruit root may cure certain types of fever.  

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