have you heard of the fruit called jackfruit?

@orevro (715)
Philippines
June 25, 2009 9:07am CST
i love eating jackfruit but i didn't know it had a lot of benefits, it is rich in vitamins A,C,thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, iron, sodium, zinc, niacin and so much more. It has a low caloric content 100grams of jackfruit only contains 94 calories! It's a rich source of potassium with 303mg/100 grams of jackfuit. studies show that foods rich in potassium lowers blood pressure so those people suffering high blood pressure can eat jackfruit it also has phytonutrients which have anti-cancer,antihypertensive, anti-ulcer and anti-ageing properties Anybody who hasn't heard of this fruit must try it! :)
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@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
jackfruit - it is nutritious fruit
I love also eating jackfruit the aroma and the taste of it is good. I can eat half ot the size of it and I never get tired eating eat . I wish we have jackfruit in our backyard but we can't plant it here because we have a limited space. It is good also to add it in some dishes or in dessert. I upload picture of it so that others who don't familiar with this fruit would know what it is look like.
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
yes indeed jack fruit is tasty and it smells great but I didn't know until now that it has many nutritional benefits. Thanks for bringing this up. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
not only that jack fruit is good to eat. most Filipino traders who open a new business use or eat jack fruit on the day they open a store or new business. They say it brings good luck to the business because the attractive smell resembles attraction by customers. They believe that opening a jackfruit on the first day of business will help draw customers to the store.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
25 Jun 09
I have never heard of this fruit and am curious as to what it looks like. We do have some fruits out here which I do not recognise but not sure what their name would be in the translation. Most importantly,does it taste good as it certainly sounds healthy.
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
i'll try to post a picture, let's see what happens :)
• Hong Kong
25 Jun 09
Search its pictures on the net and you will see them. I found the pictures and know that actually I ate a lot before.
@flyisky (196)
• China
25 Jun 09
What, jackfruit? I never heard of it. What does it like? Does it taste good?According to your description, looks like it contain amount of material good for human body. I wanna have one in the near future, but where can I buy one? Can you post some pictures to show the “jackfruit”?
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
i'm sorry flyisky but i don't know how to upload pictures, you can look it up sometime:) it's a species of a tree in the mulberry family. Mostly found in the south and southeast asia. it has a sweet yellow flesh and had a taste similar to pineapple but milder and less juicicer:)
• India
25 Jun 09
I live in India where jackfruit trees are really common. There isn't a house without a jackfruit tree. I love eating jackfruits as well but i didn't know that it had so many health benefits. Thanks for the info
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
now that you know all of these, i predict that you'll be easting jackfruit everyday! lol, thank you for posting!:)
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
2 Jul 09
I don't believe I have ever seen this fruit before at my local market. It sounds like something that I should try though. Where does it come from?
@a_manick (880)
• India
27 Jun 09
I too love eating jackfriuts.It has a crispy texture and a wonderful aroma when ripe.Tastes deilicious when it is dipped in honey and eaten.It is found extensively in all knook and corners in summer season in india.Even the seeds of jackfruit can be eaten after cooking.once i indulged in overeating of the fruit due to its taste and the next day experienced great digestive disorder,cannot be expressed in words.From that whenever i see the fruit i keep a distance.
@kavikent (57)
• India
27 Jun 09
Thank you very much for bringing up this topic. I have fond memories of it, especially in my childhood, when we had a jackfruit in our garden. Of course, our city is a concrete jungle, it has become a rare sight to find a jackfruit tree. Yes, sure, jackfruit is available in the fruit shop, but it is nothing compared to having your own jackfruit tree.
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
I love jackfruit.it tastes good.I love its sweet scent too.now I'll love jackfruit more because of its health benefits to people.
@HelloMickey (1656)
• Hong Kong
25 Jun 09
I thought I never heard of it, but after I read your topics, I checked jackfruits and finally know that I know jackfruits. I love them, but I don't know they called jackfruits in english. I don't know its benefits as well, I like them just because they taste very good.
@lulu1220 (1009)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I have never heard of this fruit. So being the curious person I am, I looked it up. I have not seen this fruit before either. I am not sure they sell it here in the United States, but next time I go to the store I will look for it. I am always out to try something new.