Health Benefits of Jackfruit


Ruler's of Penmai
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May 24, 2010
Ensures Better Gastrointestinal Health: Jackfruits are good for digestion and are known to help cure ulcers and indigestion. Additionally, the high fiber present in the fruit prevents constipation and helps in smooth and regular bowel movements. The fiber also offers protection to the mucous membrane of the colon by driving away the carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemicals from the colon.

Strengthens Immune System: Jackfruit is a very good source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent colds and infections. Vitamin C helps in the proper functioning of the immune system by supporting the functions of the white blood cells.

Protection Against Cancer: Apart from containing vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), jackfruits are also rich in phytonutrients like lignans, isoflavones and saponins that provide protection against cancer. These phytonutrients can help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals from the body and slow down the degeneration of cells that can lead to degenerative diseases.


Lowers Blood Pressure Levels: Jackfruit is a rich source of potassium, containing around 300 mg in 100 grams of jackfruit. Potassium is important for the body as it helps keep the body fluids and electrolyte balance in body cells and helps in regulating blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Aids in Vision: The fruit contains Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant which is beneficial for vision as well. The vitamin is also known for maintaining the health of the skin and the mucous membranes and for boosting up the functioning of the immune system.

Boost of Energy: Jackfruit might be considered as an energy generating fruit due to the presence of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. Eating the soft, digestible flesh can make you feel revitalized almost instantly.

Other Benefits: The fruit also contains minerals like manganese, iron and magnesium. Iron prevents anemia while manganese as well as magnesium are essential for bone health. Magnesium is important in the absorption of calcium and work with calcium to help the bones remain strong and prevent bone related disorders. Manganese is needed in the body to build bone and connective tissues. Jackfruit also contain many B-Vitamins like riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid and niacin. Niacin is essential to maintain good skin and nervous system, and vitamin B6 helps reduce homocystein levels in the blood (elevated level of homocysteine is associated with cardiovascular diseases).

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