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Jackfruit    Description Top of Page

FAMILY: Moraceae
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Artocarpus heterophyllus
COMMON NAME: Jackfruit

The jackfruit is very large in size. About 30 to 40 inches in length and 12 to 20 inches in diameter. Only about 30% of the fruit is edible. The fruit has a green to brownish yellow rind and it has numerous small spines in its skin. Edible very tasty sweet yellow bulbs are embeded in fibrous interior. It has one and half to two inch long and 3/4 inch thick seed.

Jackfruit    Nutritional Value Top of Page

Very good source of potassium and good source of vitamin C.

Jackfruit    Health Benefits Top of Page

Potassium rich in jackfruit may help to regulate your blood pressure.

Jackfruit    Varieties Top of Page
India is the leading jackfruit producing nation. Black Gold(Australia) Cheena (Australia), * Cochin (Australia), Dang Rasimi (Thailand), Gold Nugget (Australia), J-30 (Malaysia) and J-31 (Malaysia) are some cultivars available in U.S.

* Cochin is one of the city in southern India which produce jack fruit.

Jackfruit    Botanical Facts Top of Page
Jackfruit is an ever green , 30 to 70 ft tall tree. Humid tropical and near tropical climate is well suited for jackfruit.
Jackfruit    Select and Store Top of Page
Ripe jackfruits are very fragrant . The fruit color changes from green to yellowish brown when ripe. To remove fruit bulbs, apply cooking oil in hands and utensils to free from gummy latex.
Jackfruit    Uses Top of Page
Ripe fruit bulbs are eaten out of hand. Seeds can be eaten after roasted or boiled.
Jackfruit    Nutrition chart Top of Page

* Amount in 100 grams of edible portion

ENERGY (kilocalories) 94
WATER(grams) 73.23
FAT(grams) 0.3
PROTEIN(grams) 1.47
CARBOHYDRATES(grams) 24.01
FIBER(grams) 1.6
Fat Soluble:
Vitamin A (mcg-RAE) 15
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E (mg) -
Vitamin K (mcg) -
Water Soluble:
Vitamin C (mg) 6.7
Vitamin B
Riboflavin (mg) 0.11
Pyridoxine(B6) (mg) 0.108
Calcium 34
Iron 0.6
Magnesium 37
Phosphorus 36
Potassium 303
Sodium 3
Zinc 0.42
Copper 0.187
Manganese 0.197
Jackfruit    Web reference Top of Page
Fruits of Warm Climates

California Rare Fruit Growers