Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, weighing nearly 80 pounds. The fruit has yellow or green-colored skin, with yellow-colored edible bulbs inside. The fruit is believed to be indigenous to Western Ghats of India, but now it has spread to the various tropical regions of the world.
The fruit can be consumed raw or cooked. The fruit contains high amounts of minerals, nutrients, polynutrients, fiber, and fats. It is also a good source of calories, but doesn't contain cholesterol or saturated fats. It is also a rich source of potassium and antioxidants.
One cup of the fruit containing 165 g of jackfruit, has 155 calories, out of which only 4 come from fat.
Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats
This fruit contains a very minuscule amount of fats. A serving of 165 g of this fruit contains 40 g of carbohydrate, of which 3 g are from dietary fiber. The same amount contributes about 13% of your ideal carbohydrate intake. And finally on to proteins, the fruit clearly isn't the best source of protein, but the aforementioned serving will provide you 2 g of protein.
Vitamin A and Vitamin C are also present in ample amount in the fruit. It also contains a respectable amount of potassium, iron, and calcium as well.
Some of the health benefits of this fruit are.
- It is great for healthy weight gain, as it contains fructose and sucrose not fats.
- Being rich in carbohydrates, it is most certainly a good source of energy.
- The fruit also contains a good amount of antioxidant and flavonoids, which provide protection from cancer and heart problems.
- The fruit also contains potassium, which helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
The fruit also contains good amount of dietary fibers, which make it a good laxative.