Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Lowers blood pressure
Pain reliever
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup cut; Calories: 157; Fat: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Carbs: 38g; Fiber: 2.5g Sugars: 31g; Protein: 2.8g; Potassium: 21%DV; Vitamin A: 3%DV; Vitamin C: 37%DV; Calcium: 4%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter
  • When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit smells somewhat like decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.
  • Jackfruit is very high in potassium.

 

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Fry the fruit to make Jackfruit fries
  • Fry the seeds

Farming Trivia:

  • Jackfruit is a tropical tree native to western India.
  • When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit has a strong sweet odor, and its ripe fleshy bulbs smell of sweet pineapple and banana
  • Jackfruit trees are best planted when the temperatures are warm. In Florida, they are planted during the spring season

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.