Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jackfruit facts

Jack-fruit is a member of the mulberry family. It is an attractive tropical tree valued for its timber.


  • An extract from jackfruit is a remedy for skin diseases, asthma, fever and diarrhea.
  • The fruit was rich in vitamins A, B and C, potassium, calcium, iron, proteins and carbohydrates.
  • Health benefits of jackfruit are wide-ranging from anti-cancer to antihypertensive, anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-ulcer.
  • The pulp of the fruit can be cooked as a vegetable, pickled or canned.
  • The fruits are eaten fresh and used to make various delicious items like chutney, jam, jelly, and paste.
  • It can also be preserved as candies by drying or mixing with sugar, honey or syrup.
  • The pulp is also used to flavour ice cream and beverages.
  • The seeds of jackfruit can be eaten boiled, roasted or dried and salted as table nuts.
  • A yellow dye can be extracted from the wood particles and used to dye cotton. 
  • The pulp and seeds are used as a tonic.

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