Jackfruit, (Artocarpus heterophyllus), evergreen tree (family Moraceae) native to tropical Asia and widely grown throughout the wetland tropics for its large fruits and durable wood. The greenish unripe fruit is cooked as a vegetable, and the brown ripened fruit is eaten fresh for the sweetly acid but insipid pulp surrounding the seeds. The seeds are cooked and eaten locally. Jackfruit is considered a staple food crop in Bangladesh and other areas in South and Southeast Asia specially countries like India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Canned or processed jackfruit has gained popularity as a meat substitute in some places.Jackfruit tree bears the largest fruit of all trees, reaching as much as 55 kg (120 pounds) in weight, 90 cm (35 inches) in length, and 50 cm (20 inches) in diameter.
A mature jack tree produces some 200 fruits per year, with older trees bearing up to 500 fruits in a year. The jackfruit is a mulple fruit composed of hundreds to thousands of individual flowers, and the fleshy petals of the unripe fruit are eaten. The ripe fruit is sweet (depending on variety) and is more oen used for desserts. Canned green jackfruit has a mild taste and meat-like texture that lends itself to being called a “vegetable meat”.
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Tender jackfruits are harvested for use as vegetable during early spring and summer (March to June) until the seeds harden. The optimum stage of harvest maturity of jackfruit has been reported to be 90-110 days after the appearance of the spike. Harvesting is done by cutting off the footstalks carrying the fruits. The base of the foot stalks are not damaged as the tree bears fruit from the same place during consecutive years.
INGREDIENTS OF PRODUCT
Jackfruit, Water, Salt and Citric Acid
PACK SIZE: 560g (THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION)
NUTRITION FACTS OF PRODUCT
One cup of sliced jackfruit offers 157 calories, 1 gram (g) fat, 38 g carbohydrates, 2.8 g protein, and 2.5 g fiber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Most fruits don’t offer much protein. Three grams per serving is relatively high compared with other fruits, but it’s not as good as meat. For example, one plain chicken breast offers 33.6 g protein, according to the USDA. Some other plant-based proteins beat out jackfruit in the protein department, too. This food offer a boost of fiber, too.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BREADFRUIT
- Keep the Heart Healthy – Jackfruit also contains potassium and fiber, two nutrients that have been shown to promote a healthy heart. According to the American Heart Association, potassium helps lessen the negative effects of sodium on blood pressure. And consuming a diet rich in fiber can lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure and inflammation.
- May Improve Sleep – Adding more magnesium to your meal plan may lead to better quality sleep and reduced incidence of insomnia, especially for older adults who are at higher risk for a magnesium deficiency. A serving of jackfruit contains about 48mg of magnesium. The total recommended dietary allowance of magnesium ranges from 300mg to 350mg. Although one cup of jackfruit won’t meet this recommendation on its own, it can help you get closer to your daily goal.
- Strengthens Bones – Manganese is an essential micronutrient for bone formation. Studies on postmenopausal women found higher serum manganese levels positively associated with bone mineral density and lower risk of fractures. One cup of jackfruit contains 0.07 milligrams of manganese. This may not seem like much, but jackfruit is a decent source given the adequate intake of manganese for adults ranges between just 1.8 to 2.3 milligrams per day.
- Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes – Occasionally substituting jackfruit for meat is an effective way to cut back on calories and saturated fat while also taking in more fiber and beneficial micronutrients. The combination of eating less saturated fat and more fiber has been associated with improved insulin sensitivity.? This dietary shift has positive implications in the reduction of type 2 diabetes.
PROCESSING OF JACKFRUIT IN BRINE SOLUTION
Jackfruit (Kos) is widely used as a food in Asian countries. It can be cooked in several ways. The most common types of cooking are Jackfruit Milk Curry, Jackfruit Tempered and Mellum. This is a very tasty delicacy.