Jackfruit, or Jack, grows on the same tree. This tree is part of the Moraceae family. It is Bangladesh’s national fruit and was thought to have originated in India’s Southwestern rain forests. It can be eaten as a fruit or vegetable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
# Promotes Immune Health
Jackfruit boosts the immune system. This is the body’s defense mechanism that helps prevent and treat various microbial infections, diseases, as well as external injuries and wounds. Vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E as well as other antioxidant compounds such phytonutrients and polyphenols, etc. in Jackfruit help to strengthen our immune system.
# Instant Energy and Muscle Weakness Reduction
The jackfruit is a great energy booster because it contains simple sugars such as fructose, sucrose, and other sugars. This makes it safe to consume. 95 calories are found in 100g of Jackfruit. The jackfruit’s B vitamins, thiamine (and niacin) reduce stress and anxiety, decrease muscle weakness, and relieve fatigue.
Protection Against Several Cancers
Antioxidants and antioxidant substances like vitamin C and vitamin A, as well as phytonutrients and polyphenols in jackfruit, protect cells from free radical damage. This reduces the risk of many cancers such as colon cancer and lung cancer.
# High Blood Pressure
Potassium, a natural vasodilator present in the jackfruit relaxes our blood vessels, improves blood circulation, and thus regulates high blood pressure or hypertension.Hypertension is a silent killer that affects millions of people around the world and gives rise to various health problems like severe headaches, nose bleed, chest pain, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in breathing, vision problems, and blood in urine, etc.Other nutrients like zinc and magnesium in jackfruit also aid in regulating high blood pressure.Eat jackfruit in moderation as a high potassium level may lower the blood pressure to an abnormally low level and may give rise to hypotension with symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, nausea, dehydration, lack of concentration, blurred vision, and pale skin, etc.If you are already on blood pressure medication, then consult with your doctor before adding jackfruit to your diet to avoid the risk of food-drug intolerance.
# Improves Digestive Health
Jackfruit has a positive effect on our digestive health. Other nutrients such as zinc, iron and magnesium improve our digestive health.
# Maintains Ocular Health
Jackfruit is good to the eyes. The visionary organ that allows us see the beauty in the world, it is called the “visionary organ”. Vitamin C and vitamin A are antioxidants. Along with other relevant compounds such as phytonutrients and polyphenols and carotenoids it protects our eyes against free radical damage.