Jack fruit and its benefits

A usual meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan diets and a nutritious food, jack fruit belongs to the moraceae family and traditionally belongs to South West India.  It is large, with pricky like green skin and the thick yellow flesh and hard seeds are edible. The flesh is sweet and has a distinctive flavor which seems like a blend of banana and pineapple. Following are the details of some potential health benefits (especially in terms of cholesterol) of jack fruit.

  • Researches show that it is capable of reducing the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
  • Researches have also proved that it helps in raising the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
  • As a result of the above two benefits, it makes the process of blood flow smoother, keeping the blood pressure under control and reducing the risk of a heart attack or stroke.