With a rich history in India, jackfruit is making waves in the U.S. and beyond for its remarkable nutrition. Find out how jackfruit benefits your health.
If I gave you 10 guesses on which fruit is the largest tree fruit in the world, do you think you could get the answer? Well, if the jackfruit wasn’t on the tip of your tongue, or among your top 10 guesses, you can be forgiven, but the jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world, reaching up to 100 pounds.
But it’s not the fruit’s size that makes it so beneficial — it’s the nutrition. Is it a miracle food? While I wouldn’t go that far, jackfruit is high in magnesium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants all while offering a low-carb snack or even the perfect vegan “pulled-pork” sandwich. It can be found dried and roasted, and it can be added to soups, used in chips, jams, juices and even ice cream, in addition to simply eating fresh and raw. The seeds, containing a ton of nutritional benefits, can be boiled, roasted or ground into flour.