• 30Oct

    Apart from the king of fruits, jackfruit is my other all-time favorite fruit. My 3 girls love jackfruits, cempedak and durians too – they love fruits that are pungent and aromatic. Baby who doesn’t really fancy fruits, loves durians and jackfruits VERY much! Hubs will normally buy a packet or two of jackfruits whenever he goes to the pasar malam (night market) to get our fruits and veggie for the week.

    Did you know that apart from the sweet, aromatic taste, jackfruits are bursting with nutrients and healing properties too?

    I googled around and found this information:

    Use of jackfruit to treat Urinary Tract Infection:
    Jackfruit is found to contain broad spectrum antibacterial activity. It is a natural alternative to antibiotics used against bacterial infections such as like penicillin, amoxycillin, Ciprofloxacin, Ofloxacin etc. Also the treatment with Jackfruit is relatively safer also as there are no any side effects associated with it. Jackfruit is also known as Artocarpus heterophyllus, Jakfruit, Jaca and Nangka.

    Directions For Use: Extract about 3 table spoon juice of Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit). Consume this juice twice daily for 4-5 days for the treatment of Urinary Tract Infection.

    Expected Results: The symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection are resolved in 4-5 days of the treatment with Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit).

    Expected Results Within: 4 days

    Jackfruits Are Rich In Potassium, Vitamin C And Phytonutrients

    Jackfruit is a rich source of potassium with 303 milligram found in 100 grams of jackfruit. Studies show that food rich in potassium helps to lower blood pressure. Therefore, jackfruit has the health benefit of providing relief for anyone who suffers from high blood pressure.

    Another benefit of eating jackfruit is that it is a good source of Vitamin C. The human body does not make Vitamin C naturally so we must eat food that contains Vitamin C to reap its health benefits. The health benefits of Vitamin C are that it is an antioxidant that protects the body against free radicals, Vitamin C holds the cells in our bodies together, and Vitamin C strengthens our immune systems and keeps our gums healthy.

    Jackfruit contains the phytonutrients: lignans, isoflavones and saponins, which have health benefits that are wide ranging. These phytonutrients have anti-cancer, antihypertensive, anti-ulcer and anti-ageing properties. The phytonutrients found in jackfruit, therefore, can prevent cancer cells from forming in the body, can lower blood pressure, can fight against stomach ulcers and can slow down the degeneration of cells that make the skin look young and vital.

    Jackfruit To Control Asthma

    Jackfruit root has been found to help those suffering from asthma. Boiling the root of the jackfruit and extracting its high nutritional content has been found to control asthma. Jackfruit also benefits the body in that jackfruit root can also be used to treat skin problems. The extract of jackfruit root is also believed to be able to help cure diarrhea and fever.


8 Responses

  • Love jackfruit too..can only get the chips or the canned ones or the frozen ones from the Philippines…taste pretty good under the circumstances.

  • i didnt know so many advantages taking jackfruit. anyway i cant take them. the smell is toooo power. similar to the durian too..that why ppl call me banana. i only eat western fruits…

  • Oh my, we sure hv many things in common! Jackfruit is my absolute fav which I can eat a whole big tupperware full even on an empty stomach. Another fruit is also my fav is the ng kee pineapple.

  • Sheela… Ng Kee pineapple? Haven’t heard of that before. I’ve heard of Josephine and Sarawak pineapples though. Is the Ng Kee pineapple more expensive and sweeter?

  • jackfruit is nice but it does cause flatulence. Very ‘angin’.
    However, jackfruit is good for curing very itchy coughs, eat fresh after cutting from stem, do not wash , that’s what I was told.

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