Jackfruit, did you know its a naural asthma remedy , helps thyroid metabolism and more amazing facts below

English: Young Jackfruit

English: Young Jackfruit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Health Benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a cornucopia of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B 1 (or thiamine) vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phytonutrients, potassium and riboflavin

WELLNESS

Jackfruit is a delightfully sweet tropical fruit that also happens to have a wealth of health benefits and therapeutic capacities including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of

Anemia Ingesting iron is a great way of preventing anemia

Anti-cancer properties With its plethora of vitamin C and phytonutrients, jackfruit has some powerful antioxidant abilities that rid the body of damaging free radicals and decrease the rate of cell degeneration.  Thiamine (B1) has been shown to slow down, and in some cases, even halt the progression of cervical cancer.

Asthma The root of the jackfruit, particularly when boiled, is an effective natural means of treating asthma

Digestion The jackfruit purportedly has anti-ulcer properties and due to its high fiber content (3 grams per serving), it promotes bowel regularity, eases constipation and prevents various other stomach disorders.  Thiamine is crucial to proper digestion and can also remedy bladder infections, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, diminished appetite, dysentery and stomach ulcers

Eye health Vitamin A is known to increase visual acuity, improve night blindness and stave off macular degeneration

Healthy bones Magnesium is a crucial element in the absorption of calcium and works closely with it in order to strengthen bones and fend off osteoporosis

Heart health Potassium is helpful in lowering blood pressure, which can decrease the likelihood of suffering a heart attack or stroke.  Iron improves blood circulation

Immune system Vitamin C is the ultimate warrior against bacterial and viral infections including the common cold and influenza

Thyroid There is a good deal of copper in jackfruits and this mineral does wonders for proper thyroid metabolism

BEAUTY

Vitamin A, vitamin C and the phytonutrients inherent in jackfruit have amazing antioxidant capacities and can ward off or slow down the aging process and promote smoother, more taut skin, healthy locks and stronger nails

WEIGHT LOSS

Jackfruit has 155 calories per serving, no saturated fat and a whopping 3 grams of fibre.  Its natural deliciousness will keep dieters feeling full and satisfied between sensible meals.  That fibre will also keep your body regular and flushed off wastes, resulting in a healthier, steadier loss of weight

Energy Jackfruit is bursting with simple sugars like fructose and sucrose.  Enjoy a jackfruit during an afternoon slump or right before a workout and you will feel an almost instant burst of energy.  This, of course, is great news for steadfast dieters who might need that extra workout incentive

COOKING

Jackfruit can be eaten raw, sautéed, baked, fried, blended and juiced.  Just beware that they can be messy when opened, so do lay down some paper first.  But jackfruit is one of those natural delights that is well worth any mess and effort.  They are a popular worldwide substitute for meat

For breakfast or a tasty afternoon snack, you can make a jackfruit dosa, which is, essentially, an Indian-style crepe

As a lavish entree, whip up a pot of jackfruit curry with peppers, onions, coconut milk and curry paste or try your hand at a boiled and mashed jackfruit and potato cutlet that is seasoned to taste, coated with breadcrumbs and pan-fried to perfection

If you allow shredded jackfruit to simmer low and slow in BBQ sauce, it becomes a supremely pleasing alternative to pulled pork and can be piled high on a sandwich or stuffed into a burrito or soft taco

Jackfruit Vadai are deep-fried dumplings made from a combination of dal, chopped jackfruits, banana, coconut, dates, lentils and cardamom powder and served drenched in a very easy simple sugar syrup

Interesting fact about jackfruit:  It is one of the largest fruits in the world with some of these tropical wonders weighing up to 150 pounds!

 

English: Jackfruit in Gujarat, India.

English: Jackfruit in Gujarat, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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