15 Health Benefits of Jackfruit Seed

Jackfruit is the world largest fruit produced by the perennial tree growing in the warmer climate during the summer season. Both the flesh and the seeds inside the jackfruit are edible.

The highly praised world largest fruit contain the larger edible seed. The seed mimics the shape of the Brazilian nut and is larger than Brazilian nuts.

It is generally perceived that the sole edible part of the jackfruit is the flesh in it but it is not true. Seed can also be consumed when adequately cooked. The seed is often consumed by making curry in the native regions.



Table of Content

Mode of Consumption

Nutrition

Health Benefits of the Jackfruit Seeds

1. Energy
2. Constipation
3. Prolong Life
4. Cancer Prevention
5. Asthma
6. Eye
7. Bones
8. Muscle
9. Skin
10. Hair
11. Aphrodisiac
12. Pregnancy
13. Anemia
14. Antimicrobial
15. Diabetes


Mode of Consumption


Seed is often first boiled in water for around half and hour. The outer thin skin covering the seeds must be removed before consumption. It can be consumed directly when adequately boiled by peeling the outer skin or can be consumed by further cooking by mixing with the oil and condiments.

Nutrition


The predominant part of the jackfruit seed is comprised of the carbohydrate, which is more than thirty-five percent. It has around five percent proteins and virtually absent of the fat.


Vitamins present in the jackfruit seeds are Vitamin A, C, E, K, and various B Complex Vitamins like B3, B5, B6, and B9

Minerals present in the Jackfruit seeds are Calcium, Irion, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, and Magnesium in varying proportion (1)

Health Benefits of the Jackfruit Seeds


1. Energy


Jackfruit is lush in the carbohydrate, which is essential for the production of the energy (2).

Further, the vitamins and mineral aids in the production of the energy.


2. Constipation


Jackfruit seed is lush in the dietary fiber, which comprised of two percent by volume of the jackfruit seed. Due to this consumption of the jackfruit seeds helps in the smooth movement of the bowel (3).

This is helpful in the prevention of constipation in the human.

3. Prolong Life


The presence of the saponins, isoflavones, lignans in the jackfruit seed is the clear indication of the antioxidant in the jackfruit seed (4).

The intake of the antioxidant is effective in preventing the damaging effect of the free radical in the cell.

The free radical theory is one among the many aging theory, which predicts that aging is caused by the damaging effect of the free radical in the cell.

4. Cancer Prevention


The intake of the jackfruit seed is potent in the prevention of cancer like that of colorectal cancer (5).

Cancer can be defined as the uncontrolled growth of the cell. The occurrence of the cancer is skyrocketing and simple diet modification can prevent some forms of cancer.

5. Asthma


Jackfruit is lush with the nutrient for the prevention of asthma. The asthma is respiratory ailments indicated by the difficulty in breathing (6).

Vitamin C is considered potent to prevent the occurrence of the respiratory tract infection. Due to this consumption of the jackfruit lush in the vitamins helps in the prevention of asthma.

6. Eye


The goodness of the abundant antioxidant combined with the beneficial effect of the Vitamin A is effective to obtain the healthy vision (7).

Deficiency of the vitamin A in the diet causes the night blindness, which causes an obstacle in obtaining the normal vision.

High antioxidant innate in the jackfruit seed helps to prevent the occurrence of the cataract.



7. Bones


The presence of the mineral like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus innate in the jackfruit seed is beneficial in obtaining the healthy bone.

The goodness of the high amount of protein and nutrient serves several beneficial functions (8).

8. Muscle


Jackfruit is lush in the protein, which is vital for the muscle building.

Further, the presence of the minerals like magnesium, which is essential for the synthesis of the proteins for muscle (9).

9. Skin


The beneficial effect of the goodness of the antioxidant innate in the jackfruit seed combined with the presence of several nutrients acts as protection against wrinkles, fine line. Due to this Skin appears glowing upon consumption of the jackfruit seeds (10).

10. Hair


Intake of the jackfruit seed is claimed to enhance the circulation of the blood enabling the production of the smooth hair (11).

11. Aphrodisiac


Traditionally jackfruit is often claimed to have the aphrodisiac power (12).

The goodness of the nutrients innate in the jackfruit seeds produces smooth circulation of the body aids in the optimum functioning of the reproductive system.

12. Pregnancy


Consuming the moderate amount of the jackfruit seed is claimed to produces several beneficial effects during pregnancy. This is due to the goodness of the innate high protein and vitamins like Folate in the seed of the jackfruit (13).

Ayurveda emphasizes the consumption of the jackfruit seed during pregnancy.

It is generally perceived that intake of the hot food like jackfruit can cause miscarriage which is not always true.

13. Anemia


The iron innate in the jackfruit seeds is effective in the prevention of the anemia.

Further, the folic acid in the jackfruit is effective in the absorption of the iron in the body (14).

Irion being the essential component of hemoglobin function as the transfer of the oxygen to the various part of the body.

14. Antimicrobial


Jackfruit is wide praise of the antimicrobial property. This is helpful for the prevention of the growth of the microbes like bacteria, virus etc (15).

15. Diabetes


Despite being lush in the carbohydrate moderate intake of the jackfruit seeds is associated with the prevention of diabetes (16).

Although the high carbohydrate innate in the jackfruit necessitate the moderation in consumption.




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