All about Jackfruit
So What’s all the Fuss About Jackfruit? Jackfruit is certainly a clean eating, plant based protein! Jackfruit is a sweet, delicious, exotic fruit that is packed with nutrients and provides numerous benefits.
It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, electrolytes, phytonutrients, fiber, fat and protein. With all of its amazing benefits, jackfruit is something you should be adding to your daily diet!
Where to find Jackfruit
There are companies that are making vegan protein substitutes using only Jackfruit. I have tasted the BBQ Jackfruit and it is amazingly very tasty! Who would think a fruit would be used for a protein? However, there is much more that Jackfruit is good for besides protein!
15 Amazing Benefits of Jackfruit:
1. Provides a glowing complexion:
This fiber rich fruit is not only great for gut health, it also detoxifies your system to leave you with a glowing complexion.
2. Flawless skin:
Soak some dry seeds in milk and honey then grind them into a fine paste and apply it to your face. Let it dry, and then wash it off to reveal flawless skin in just few minutes.
3. Fights wrinkles:
Dip jackfruit seeds in some cold milk for a minute, grind well and apply gently to your wrinkles. This will reduce those wrinkles in about 6 weeks. Use regularly for best results.
4. Promotes hair growth:
Their seeds promote healthy blood circulation, which is vital for healthy hair growth.
5. Improves digestion:
It is a rich source of dietary fiber that makes it a natural laxative, improving digestion and preventing constipation.
6. Vitamin A:
High in vitamin A , it is essential for healthy skin and prevents dry and brittle hair.
Regular consumption of jackfruit can provide beneficial relief to people suffering from asthma.
This fruit is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which strengthens your immune system, keeping you healthy and fighting off diseases. If you feel a cold or flu coming on, consuming jackfruit will shorten the duration of your illness.
Being loaded with carbohydrates, it is a rich source of simple sugar like fructose and sucrose that gives you instant energy. The fruit contains zero cholesterol making it a safe and healthy food.
10. High in protein:
Seeds contain a high amount of protein, making it a great plant-based protein for vegetarians, vegans, and those trying to cut back on meat consumption.
11. Maintains steady blood pressure:
Jackfruit has potassium that helps to maintain the body’s sodium level. The good levels of potassium help to balance electrolytes, keeping you hydrated. Because of this, it helps to reduce high blood pressure, helps prevent against strokes and heart attacks.
12. Prevents colon cancer:
Jackfruit is high in dietary fats and fiber cleansing toxins from the colon. In addition, It reduces the toxins effects on the colon and protects against colon cancer.
Antioxidants in jackfruit protects from cancer, aging and degenerative disease.
13. Skin health and aging:
Several natural factors such as age, menopause, and poor nutrition can cause the body to age. In addition, pollution, UV radiation and smoke also promote an early aging process. Antioxidants in jackfruit can destroy the free radicals in the body to slow down the aging process, keeping you looking and feeling young longer.
14. Prevents cancer:
Jackfruit antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids protect your body from cancer. Moreover, jackfruit protects against free radicals, which are produced due to stress in the body. This damages the DNA of your cells and produces cancer cells. But, antioxidants neutralize these free radicals to protect your DNA from free radicals damage.
15. Improves eyesight:
The antioxidant-rich jackfruit increases eye vision and improves eye health. In addition, it provids protection against cataract and macular degeneration. Jackfruit is also high in vitamin A that is a vital nutrient for eye health.
Lauryn R says
Very interesting post, I can’t believe that I have never heard of Jackfruit before! Thank you so much for sharing this!
Calvin F. says
Yeah I learned lots about this fruit today. I have tried it a long time ago
Sandra Watts says
Very interesting. I have never had it before but would be open to trying it.
Debbie Welchert says
Wow, for a fruit I have never heard of, it sure has a lot of wonderful benefits. I would love to try it. I see Amazon sells it in the can. I am definitely going to look more into this
Margaret Appel says
I have never heard of Jackfruit before. It sounds like it has a lot of positives about it. I’ll have to see if my local grocery carries it.
I had vaguely heard of Jackfruit but never realised it was this amazing, I must try it!
tammy smith says
never heard of it
Phyllis Huebbe says
Never heard of it
Jen Dantuma says
I’ve never heard of jackfruit before, but now I’d like to try it. I love all of the ways you can pamper yourself with it, too.
Donna (@DonnaDMB) says
Oh wow, Jackfruit is new to me. Interesting