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Extraordinary health benefits of Jackfruit flour

Extraordinary health benefits of Jackfruit flour

Usage of jackfruit flour or powder is growing nowadays due to its amazing health benefits. Jackfruit flour is made of raw or green jackfruit. Hence it is not as sweet as ripened jackfruit, but it will have a good aroma. That’s why it is used in chapati, dosa, cake, etc.

You can add jackfruit flour to various foods as follows: Add two to three tablespoons of jackfruit flour to idli or dosa batter after fermentation, that is, before cooking.

For chapati, add it to wheat flour and make a dough. Similarly, add this flour to maida or wheat flour while making cakes and bread.

You can add this flour to milk and make a healthy drink. However, stir well to avoid lumps.

As green jackfruit flour is not sweet, it can be used by diabetics as well. Besides, some research also showed that usage of green jackfruit flour had reduced the fasting and postprandial sugar levels in people with diabetes. Hence, it is ideal for diabetics.

Here are some extraordinary health benefits of Jackfruit flour:

  • Green jackfruit flour has a medium glycemic index. Regular consumption of 30 g of jackfruit flour helps control blood sugar levels. So, people with diabetes can add it to their diet.
  • It is rich in many nutrients, like vitamins B and C. Vitamin B is vital for many body functions like cell metabolism. Vitamin C is an immune booster.
  • Jackfruit flour is a wholesome meal due to its many essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Loaded with antioxidants, it protects you against free radicals and cancer-causing agents. The insoluble fibre in this flour prevents colon and rectal cancers.
  • Being rich in fibre, it helps control weight and obesity. Also, it lowers bad cholesterol.
  • The high potassium content in jackfruit flour helps control blood pressure. However, people with kidney problems should consult a physician before using it.
  • It is gluten-free and ideal for those who have a gluten allergy.

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