Pricky and quite enormous on the outside, jackfruit in looks is somewhat like the durian. (Although in size, the former is much larger). When you open the fruit, you will find lots of bulbs or pods inside it. These are what they call the seeds of the fruit. These are a fleshy cover for the actual seeds, which are quite dark and round like chestnuts. This bulb or the fleshy part can be eaten raw or you can even cook it. When these are unripe, their texture is much similar to that of chicken meat. This makes the fruit a great veg substitute for non veg meat. Canned jackfruit, in fact, is at times aka called by the name of vegetable meat. Let us look at the health benefits of jackfruit.
It prevents wrinkles – Dip the seeds of the fruit in a cup of cold milk for around two minutes. Now grind this, and once you obtain a fine paste, apply it on your wrinkles. Repeat this for five weeks and you will notice results.
Gives you a glowing complexion – Enjoy the seeds of the fruit by consuming them directly, and they will prevent constipation. The fruit is rich in fibre and thus detoxifies the system and gives a glowing skin.
Gives a flawless skin – The seeds of the fruit provide a spotless skin. Soak a few seeds in a mixture of honey and milk. Then grind this to obtain a fine paste and gently apply all over your face. Once it dries up wash off with cold water and within a few minutes your skin will feel amazing.
Rich in protein – The seeds have a high content of protein which as we all know has lots of health benefits. The lentils, which you incorporate in your daily diet, can be swapped with these seeds.
Increases hair growth – The seeds are an excellent source for promoting healthy circulation of blood which in turn is important for proper hair growth.
Rich in vitamin A – The seeds contain a good amount of vitamin A, which is essential for a good quality of hair and in preventing dry and brittle hair.
Boosts the immunity – The fruit is a good source of vitamin C and lots of antioxidants, which are beneficial for the immune system, which in turn is very important for fighting various diseases and living a healthy life.
Increases energy levels – The fruit is very rich in calories and carbs. It is a rich source of sucrose and fructose that provide instant energy. Also, the fruit has no cholesterol such makes it quite safe and healthy.
Helps regulate the blood pressure – The fruit is also rich in potassium, which helps in maintaining the fluid levels in order to balance electrolytes. Thus, the fruit is great for lowering high blood pressure and reducing the risk of strokes and attacks.
With so many amazing health benefits, the jackfruit should definitely be included in the fruit baskets, which you will send your loved ones this winter.