Jackfruit is a rich source of many minerals and vitamins. It is an excellent source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous and magnesium. It also contains proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins A, B and C. Due to the presence of these nutrients, jackfruit is considered to be a healthy and nutritious fruit.
The fruit is also low in fat and sodium. It is good fruit to regulate blood pressure and control the cholesterol level.
It contains dietary fibre and does not add up too many calories on consumption. It helps in bowel movement and can be helpful in case of constipation. However, excessive consumption of jackfruit can lead to loose motions.
The fruit is also known to have cancer fighting and anti ageing properties.
Jackfruit can be eaten raw. They can be included along with lunch or dinner. They can be added to vegetable salad or fruit salad. The fruit also goes well with custard based desert preparations. Jackfruit syrup can also be refreshing and tasty drink.
Jackfruit milkshake is also a healthy option you can try. It can be made by boiling jackfruit, making a paste, mixing it with warm milk and adding honey to it. Chilled jackfruit milkshake is also a delicious energy drink. You can also add raisins and almonds for taste and garnishing.
Jelly made of the fruit is also a popular desert option among kids. Jackfruit jam can also be used for breakfast. It can be spread over slices of whole grain bread or brown/white bread and eaten. It makes for a quick and tasty breakfast or snaking option.
Dried jackfruit can also be used to make chips. Jackfruit can also be used in various curry preparations, and to make pickles. The jackfruit seeds can be boiled and eaten, or can be added to vegetables. The seeds can also be roasted and used as table nuts.