Jackfruit originates from the Western Ghats rainforest in India and spread to other parts of the country, the East Indies, Southeast Asia and South America.
Jackfruit trees typically bear up to 250 large fruits every season. Similar to Durian, Jackfruit is round or oblong-shaped, and has an outer surface that is covered with blunt thorn-like projections that soften as the fruit ripens. Inside each fruit are hundreds of small, succulent yellow lobes.
Jackfruit is a unique tropical fruit that is typically harvested towards the end of summer and has a distinct pungent aroma coupled with a sweet taste. Jackfruit is green when unripe, and then turns light brown and spreads a strong fragrant smell once it is ripe.
- Jackfruit is plentiful in fibre which promotes digestion and weight control in the body. (1)
- Jackfruit contains large doses of Vitamins A and C, which produces antioxidants which provide vision support and eradicate harmful free radicles from the body. (2)
- Jackfruit is low in calories and sodium and does not contain cholesterol or unhealthy fats. (3)
- The jackfruit is abundant in B-complex vitamins, containing niacin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and folic acid which increase the body’s metabolic rate of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. (4)
- The jackfruit provides a generous source of the minerals: iron,magnesium, potassium and manganese which regulate blood flow within the body. (5)
Jackfruit Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw or frozen
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||24 g||8%|
|Dietary Fibre||2 g||6%|
|Vitamin A6%||Vitamin C||11%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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