Dried Jackfruit & Benefits

Dried jackfruit is a sweet and delicious treat enriched with a delicate tropical flavor that makes a delightful snack. As a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, dried jackfruit is the perfect healthy addition to a healthy diet.
The jackfruit (Artocarpus) tree belongs to the mulberry family. It is considered to be native to Southeast Asia. It thrives in tropical climates. The jackfruit tree produces the largest fruits that any fruit-bearing tree can produce. The flesh has a sweet taste and juicy texture, and the flavor is rich and tropical. The flavor is reminiscent of a cross between four different kinds of fruit: apples, pineapples, mangoes, and bananas. Jackfruit is easy to digest and contain nutrients like antioxidants and vitamins.
Jack Fruit

Is Dried Jackfruit healthy ?
What are the Health Benefits Of Dried Jackfruit ?

• 100 g of edible jackfruit bulbs provide approximately 95 calories. They contain simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. They are capable of replenishing energy and revitalizes the body instantly.
• Jackfruit is rich in dietary fiber. The fibers make it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content also helps protect the mucous membrane of the colon and eliminate the cancer-causing chemicals from the colon.
• Fresh fruit has small but significant amounts of antioxidants. Jackfruit consists of vitamin-A, flavonoid pigments such as carotene-ß, xanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin-ß like compounds, which play vital roles in antioxidant and vision functions.
• Further jackfruit rich in Vitamin A. It is required to maintain the integrity of mucusa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits high in vitamin-A and carotenes proved to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
• Jackfruit is a good source of antioxidant vitamin-C. It provides about 13.7 mg or 23% of RDA that helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and to scavenge the harmful free radicals.
• It is rich in a B-complex group of vitamins. It contains significant amounts of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid.
• Rich in minerals The fresh fruit contains minerals such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. Potassium may help controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
There are three types of dried jack fruit in the market such as dehydrated jack fruit, freeze-dried jackfruit, and vacuum dried jackfruit, Let's focus on the nutritional profile of each dried sample to know whether there are any differences.
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What are the Nutritional facts in Jackfruit ?

 

Dehydrated jack fruit

Freeze-dried jackfruit

Vacuum dried jackfruit

Calories

132 cal

96 cal

128 cal

Serving size

40 g

50 g

28 g

Calories from fat

0

0

0

Total fat

0

0

0

Saturated fat

0

0

0

Cholesterol

0

0

0

Sodium

13 mg

1 mg

2 mg

Total carbohydrate

32 g

22 g

25 g

Dietary fiber

1 g

0

2 g

Sugars

30 g

0

17 g

Protein

0

1g

1 g

Vitamin A

0

0

0

Vitamin C

0

0

0

Calcium

3.2%

0

2%

iron

1.6 %

0

1%

Dehydrated Jack Fruit Preparation

Tear jackfruit in half and remove the seed. Arrange jackfruit pieces on dehydrator trays. Set Dehydrator to 60 degrees C. Leaves for 12 hours.

Freeze-dried Jackfruit Preparation

Wash the flesh with flowing drinking water for removing impurities.cut the flesh into blocks, sterilizing the jackfruit flesh by using a disinfectant for fruit and vegetable, rinsing clean with the drinking water, and draining away water. Freezing the jackfruit flesh to the temperature of between -28 to -45 dec g; and, placing the frozen jackfruit flesh into a vacuum freezing dryer, and controlling the vacuum degree to be between 26 and 72 pa, the cold hydrazine temperature to be between -40 and -60 deg c, the temperature of a heating plate to be between 50 and 95 deg c and the drying time to be 8 to 6 hours to obtain the freeze-dried jackfruit. The freeze-dried jackfruit product prepared by the method of the invention does not shrink and can substantially maintain the color, the flavor, and the nutrient components of fresh fruit.

Ways to eat dried Jack Fruit

. As a snack- dried jack fruit can be eaten straightly out of the pack as a snack when it is dried at the ripen stage or coated with sugar. But, if you are looking for snack-type jack fruit, make sure to read the label before reading. 2. As a sweetened powder – powdered dried jack fruit can be used as a sweetened agent for drinks and protein shakes. 3. As a bulking agent- dried jack fruit can be used for muffins and cakes as a bulking agent. 4. Substitute for meat dishes – After soaking the dried jackfruit ( unsweetened) in hot water for 5 minutes, it can be transformed into its original foam. After that, it can be cooked into spicy or creamy dishes as desired. It can be eaten as curries, burger fillings, etc.

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