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Health benefits of Jackfruit

Health benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit is native to South and South East regions. It is the largest tree-borne fruit. It can gain a weight of up to 35 kg. This fruit has multiple benefits.

Jackfruit consists of various minerals and vitamins. The vitamins in jackfruit are vitamin A, B6, C and minerals are potassium, copper, zinc, manganese etc. Jackfruit is also rich in fibre.

There are many health benefits for jackfruit. It prevents formation of cancer cells. Jackfruit has three main phytonutrients, lignans, isoflavones and saponins, that help fight against cancer cells. Saponins prevent colon cancer and leukemia while other two phytonutrients lignans and isoflavones aid in treating endometrial cancer.

As jackfruit is rich in vitamin A, it helps in preventing and treating eye disorders like macular degeneration of the eye. Consuming jackfruit regularly protects your cornea. It even fights against infection.


Jackfruit is a rich source of energy due to its carbohydrate content and vitamin B. The good thing is it has low glycemic index despite being rich in carbohydrates.

Regular consumption of jackfruit also helps in treating skin related problems wrinkles because of its richness in antioxidants. It even improves your skin complexion. External application of jackfruit seed powder lowers aging signs.

Due to its richness in fibre content, jackfruit aids in treating digestive problems. It has insoluble fibre which passes through gastrointestinal tract quick and eases constipation. It cleanses toxins from your body. Moreover, it gives a feeling of full stomach due to its high fibre.

One of the essential minerals, copper, in jackfruit helps reduce anxiety and depression and treats insomnia.

The antioxidants in the fruit defend your body against free radicals which damage brain cells and lower cognitive abilities. Jackfruit also aids in improving mental abilities. So consume the fruit regularly.

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