Fitness with Jack of all Fruits
Not very well known to the majority, ‘Jackfruits’ not only are a delight to the tongue but
also play a vital role in keeping an individual healthy. Biologically, Jackfruits are also
known as Artocarpus Heterophyllus. They grow in tropical and sub-tropical regions
throughout the world. Jackfruits can either be used raw as vegetables or ripe as fruits.
Jackfruits possess a versatile nature. It has high nutritional values.
Artocarpus Heterophyllus is used as various medicinal purposes. To bring this versatility
from an optional choice to make it a habit, Delhi-based naturopathy and wellness
clinic Swami Parmanand Prakritik Chikitsalaya (SPPC) has started prescribing raw
jackfruit-based food for its well-known customers.
Jackfruits are one of a kind tropical fruit which come in unique shapes and sizes. These
edible fruits are rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. They possess the
pride of being the fruit tree having properties such as anti-asthmatic and anti-cancer.
Also, they are fat free and cholesterol free.
The seeds of Jackfruits are very vital in its very own way. Jackfruit seeds are encased
inside a thin, transparent outer cover. It is rich in digestible starch, protein and minerals.
These seeds are majorly used in South India to cook various recipes. They are either
eaten by roasting as a snack or added to curries in place of lentils. Spreading
awareness on the benefits of raw jackfruit could create demand for the health-product.
It will sound quite surprising when I say that 100gms of edible jackfruit blubs provide 95
calories. Are you astonished? Yes, this is a fact. The fruit of soft, easily digestible flesh
is made up of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose that when eaten replenishes
energy and revitalizes the body instantly. Artocarpus Heterophyllus is very rich in
Vitamins. The fresh fruit has significant amount of Vitamin-A. Vitamin A is good for skin.
It also contains flavored pigments such as Carotene-Beta, Xanthin, Lutein and
Crypotaxanthin Beta. Together, these compounds play vital roles in antioxidant and
vision functions. Vitamin-A and Carotenes protect the body from lung and oral cavity
cancers. It is a good source of antioxidant Vitamin-C.
Vitamin-C develops resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free
radicals. It is one of the rare fruits that is rich in a Beta-Complex group of vitamins.
Jackfruits are a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron. This
potassium content is a vital component of cell and body fluids which helps to control
heart rate and blood pressure.
The Article Written By Dr.J.C. Thampi,Swami Parmanand Prakritik Chikitsalaya)
(Best Ayurvedik and Naturopathy Hospital in delhi)