HIGH ON NUTRIENTS
JACKFRUIT IS highly nutritious. It is rich in vitamin A and C, potassium, phosphorus and calcium and iron. It has 10-12 per cent carbohydrate content, 6-7 per cent protein and 2-3 per cent fibre. It also contains antioxidants such as flavonoids that protect against cancer, degenerative diseases and ageing, says Shyamala Reddy, associate professor, biotechnology department, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
A study published in the Ceylon Medical Journal in 2011 says that sugar levels show a sudden dip when raw jackfruit is consumed.
Raw jackfruit has good amount of insoluble fibre with low sugar, says J Kannampilly, diabetologist and diabetic foot specialist, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. It contains a healthy amount of simple sugar like fructose and sucrose that are easily digested by our bodies.