The jackfruit is also commonly known as the jakfruit, or jack or jak.
The jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit.
The fruit can be eaten raw and is starchy, fibrous and a good source of dietary fiber.
The taste of the jackfruit is similar to a combination of apple, pineapple, mango, and banana.
Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet with a subtle flavoring. It is used to numerous dishes, including custards, cakes, or mixed with shaved ice.
The jackfruit can also be eaten as a side dish, made into a paste, jams, desserts, curries, sweets, candies, soups, toppings and as a food flavoring.
The juice is also made into chips, fillings, ice cream, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
Unripe jackfruit has a mild flavor and meat-like texture. It can be used as a meat substitute.
The seeds from ripe fruits are edible.
They have a milky, sweet taste, and can be boiled, sun dried, baked, or roasted.
Roasted jackfruit seeds taste like chestnuts.
The Seeds are used as snacks either by boiling or fire roasting, or to make desserts.
The jackfruit contains the following nutrients Carbohydrates, Sugars, Dietary fiber, Fat and Protein.
It also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C and E.
Trace minerals include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
Raw jackfruit is relatively low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, and iron.
Jackfruit seeds are rich in protein.
The wood of the jackfruit tree is used in making various furniture, musical instruments
Jackfruit is commercially available canned in sugary syrup, frozen, canned or dried.
The fruit is processed into products such as flour, noodles, pasta and ice cream.
Photo by anankkml. Published on 14 July 2013
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