I tried Jamaican Jack-Fruit for the first time
Okay, so this is my favorite fruit smoothie at the moment! It is so yummy! This is so weird, but, it reminds me of this dessert I use to buy my babies called tutti-fruity (I hope I spelled that right,lol). Omg! How many of you mothers use to eat the desserts you fed your babies? No, just me?? Okay. Moving along! I’ve been hearing so much about this exotic fruit “jamaican jack-fruit”, and wanted to try it. I found it at a local farmers market out here in Atlanta and thought it was the perfect time for me to go all in! Checkout the video tutorial and list of ingredients below.
List of ingredients:
- 4 to 5 pieces of jack-fruit (bulb)
- 1 whole white peach cut up into chunks
- 2 red bananas
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of flax seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of soursop powder (optional)
Jamaican Jack-Fruit benefits:
Nutritional (per 100gms or 1 cup of serving)
- Calories: 94-155
- Fat: 0.3 mg
- Dietary fiber: 2-3 g
- Protein: 3 g
- Potassium: 303 mg
- Calcium: 34 mg
- Folate: 14 mcg
- Iron: 0.6 mg
- Vitamin A: 10% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 18% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 15% of the RDI
- Potassium: 14% of the RDI
- Copper: 15% of the RDI
- Manganese: 16% of the RDI
Jack-fruit contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, zinc and niacin among many other nutrients along with these health benefits below:
- Improves Immunity
The high concentrations amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants helps to boost your immune system.
- Replenishes Energy
Loaded with good carbohydrates.
- Cardiovascular Health and Regulate Blood Pressure
Potassium ensures a balanced regulation of sodium in our body, coordinates and maintain muscle function.
- Improves Digestion
Rich in two kinds of fibers = soluble and insoluble.
- Prevents Cancer
Rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and flavonoids. Helpful in eliminating/reducing toxins and free radicals produced by the body.
- Enhances Vision
Rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene).
- Prevents Ageing
Antioxidants destroys free radicals which slows the ageing process.
- Strengthen Bones
Loaded with high amounts of calcium which strengthen bones and potassium which reduces loss of calcium through kidneys.
- Improves Blood Quality
Good amount of iron which helps to prevent blood disorders like anemia. Iron also aids in metabolism. Vitamin C, magnesium and copper within the fruit also help in improving blood quality.
- Prevents/Controls Asthma
Jack-fruit helps to control asthma attacks and symptoms through the elimination of of free radicals which triggers them.
- Ensures High Functioning Thyroid
Rich in copper.
- Treats Skin Diseases, Fever
The jack-fruit root is a remedy for skin diseases. An extract of the root alleviates cases of fever.
Jack-Fruit is indigenous to India, and typically grows in humid hot climates.
One Jack-Fruit can have up to 150 seeds inside their flesh.
It has a defensive mechanism when cut into releases a strong sticky substance. (oil is helpful when cleansing hands and utensils used to open into the fruit)
Fleshy part (“bulb”) can be eaten as is or cut up and cooked.
When unripe (green), it’s texture is remarkably similar to chicken. It has become an excellent vegetarian substitute for meat.
Have you tried Jack-Fruit before?
Let us know in the comments if you have tried jack-fruit before? Also, let us know if you plan on trying our Jack-my-fruit smoothie! Send us your favorite recipe you would like to share with all of us here at Milk.Honey.Love.