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What’s All the Craze About Jackfruit? Let’s Talk Dried Jackfruit Nutrition.

October 19, 2020

Did you know that Jackfruit is a superfood? For its unique and versatile properties, it is known to fortify your health and help in preventing a couple of medical conditions, including cancer. Jackfruit is an exotic fruit grown in tropical regions around the world. Weighing up to a whopping 80 pounds (35 kilograms), the fruit is very heavy and its tree is one of the largest tree fruits in the world. This green or yellow spiky fruit has  a sweet or savory taste depending on how you prepare it. Both the flesh of the fruit and seed pods can be consumed either ripe or cooked. Jackfruit is especially sweet once dried and won’t lose the nutritional values in the raw fruit. We want to answer the question, “Is dried jackfruit good for you?”

Dried Jackfruit Benefits

Protect Your Health

So, let’s talk about dried jackfruit nutrition! Antioxidants abundant in jackfruit aid in warding off the development of various chronic diseases. High concentrations of flavanones and carotenoids in jackfruit reduce the risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes as they lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Dried jackfruit is also high in Vitamin C which aids in the prevention of inflammation. You are also less likely to suffer from heart issues as the jackfruit’s high content in potassium alongside other properties protects the heart from disease.

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Contains Antioxidants

Jackfruit contains vitamins and antioxidants that boost the body’s immunity. Studies have shown that these antioxidants work to fight and protect our bodies against free radical damage often tied to diabetes, cancer or the natural effects of aging.

High in Fiber, Low in Sugar

Are you worried about your weight or watching your sugar intake? Grab a pack of dried jackfruit. The jackfruit has a high fiber and water content that gives you an instant energy boost. The high insoluble fiber content in jackfruit supports good digestion. Dried jackfruit is also low in glucose and cholesterol, which means that it makes a healthy snack for those with diabetes or heart conditions. 

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Packed with Vitamins and Minerals

Consuming a pack of dried jackfruit is a great, and all-natural, way to energize your day. This is because of the minerals, phytonutrients, electrolytes, fiber, vitamins, proteins, glucose and sucrose, among other rich nutrients found in jackfruit. Rich in Vitamins A, C and D; as well as calcium and iron — the fruit is also great at building up bones and enhancing bone density due to its high potassium content.

Healthy Glow

Everyone wants to stay young forever, right? Why not eat your way back to youth. Jackfruit is known to have strong anti-aging properties. The fruit’s antioxidants and healthy nutrients are quite significant at slowing down the aging process. This includes Vitamin C which greatly boosts immunity as well as rids the body of toxins, keeping your skin glowing. Eating antioxidant-rich foods like dried jackfruit is a delicious way to support a healthy lifestyle. 

All-Natural Eye Care

Jackfruit also protects your eyes from harmful UV rays and improves your vision. It strengthens the protective membrane on the cornea further preventing viral and bacterial eye infections. Lutein and Zeaxanthin, the properties found in jackfruit, act as a natural sunscreen for your eyes and also improves vision in low and dim light and curbs night blindness.

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Try Our Mr. Jackfruit Today!

Is there anything this superfood can’t do?! Jali Fruit Co. unsweetened dried jackfruit is harvested from ancestral trees and packed with health benefits. We use a sustainable solar drying process that ensures the fruit remains fresh and natural. The main ingredient in each pack is simply the wonderful jackfruit.

Take home Mr. Jackfruit today and get your fill of natural vitamins and antioxidants with no preservatives or added sugars.

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