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The majority of the fruits that we have are just enough to be held by a hand. However when it comes to jackfruit, a hand is not enough, we need multiple hands to harvest and carry the fruit. This gigantic fruit is one of the in-demand fruits this past decade all because the fruit is considered to be a meat substitute. The fruit when boiled is somewhat similar to shredded meat and a lot of people nowadays are transitioning to living healthy and one is to eat less meat or don’t eat meat at all.

Jackfruit is an exotic fruit mostly grown in Southern Asia. Now it is grown in other parts of the world including Perth due to favorable soil and weather conditions. What makes jackfruit a great fruit? Below are some of the benefits:

  1. Jackfruit has a lot of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Potassium, Riboflavin (vitamin B2) Niacin (vitamin B3), Calcium, Folic acid (vitamin B9), Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Pyridoxine (vitamin B6).
  2. Jackfruit contains a lot of fiber. A 100-gram portion of jackfruit has 3 grams of fiber.
  3. The flesh can be utilized both ripe and unripe. When ripe, the flesh is sweet and aromatic. Usually, the ripened form is used as dried fruit candies, fruit preserves, as condiments to desserts, or can be eaten on its own. The unripe form is the one used as a meat substitute or can be added to savory foods or be the main ingredient of a dish.
  4. Other benefits include improvement of the blood sugar level, protection against sickness due to the presence of antioxidants, and may improve one’s skin and heart health.

There is still a lot to discover about the great effects of jackfruit on our bodies. Given the proper care and time, jackfruit can grow and thrive here in Perth. Thinking of growing one? Please see this link to order one. We are fully online so we assure you that all transactions are done safely without the risk of having to do face-to-face interaction when purchasing. We also have planting services and additional garden supplies to help you in growing the jackfruit plant. Don’t miss out on this jewel. Include jackfruit in your edible backyard garden and you will never regret growing one.