Jackfruit tree is a huge tree that grows to as high as 30 meters. It is believed to be indigenous to the Southwestern rain forests of India.
Experts are hailing this exotic fruit that tastes like pulled pork as ‘miracle’ crop, which could save millions from starvation.
In a season, each tree bears as many as 150 large fruits, supposed to be the largest tree-borne fruits in the world. The fruit varies widely in size, weigh from 3 to 30 kg, and has oblong or round shape measuring 10 cm to 60 cm in length, 25 to 75 cm in diameter. While unripe fruits are green, they turn light brown and spread a strong sweet, fruity smell once ripe.
How to Grow a Jackfruit Tree from Seed Out of the Fruit?
Growing jackfruit tree produce within three to four years and may live to 100 years old with productivity declining as they age.
Health Benefits of Jackfruit
Strengthen Immune System
It is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps protect against viral and bacterial infections. Vitamin C helps to strengthen the immune system function by supporting the white blood cells function.
Maintains Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular health
Potassium is one of the most important components that regulate blood pressure. It can help in maintaining ideal blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Maintain a Healthy Eye and Skin
Jackfruits contain vitamin A, a powerful nutrient which known to maintain a healthy eye and skin. It also helps prevent vision-related problems such as macular degeneration and night blindness.
These fruits are a great source of fiber. This property helps in avoiding constipation and smoothening bowel movements. Besides, jackfruits protect against the colon mucus membrane by eradicating carcinogenic chemicals from the large intestine.
Dip jackfruit seed in some cold milk for a minute. Grind this well and apply gently on the wrinkles. This can reduce wrinkles in just about 6 weeks. Use regularly for best results.
Jackfruit seeds have a lot of phytonutrients that help fight cancer.