Halasu (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Halasu (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

The jackfruit plant is native to South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. This fruit grows on trees and it looks similar to grapefruits. There are many varieties of jackfruit plants including Indian, African, Chinese, American, etc.

There are many varieties of jack fruit, which are named after the colors yellow, green,red, white, etc.

Jackfruit is a tropical fruit native to India and Southeast Asia. It has a sweet taste and soft texture. It grows well in warm climates and requires little water or fertilizer. The jackfruit tree produces large fruits that weigh between 2 and 4 pounds each.

Jackfruit is often confused with its close relative, the durian. Both fruits look similar, but they taste completely different.

Jackfruit contains high amounts of vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, and fiber. It also contains less fat and calories compared to other fruits. This makes it a great snack option for those who want to stay fit.

It contains high amounts of vitamin A, B6, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It is commonly used in curries and soups.

Jackfruit is one of the most versatile fruits in India. It has medicinal properties too. Jackfruit contains high amounts of dietary fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Its rind is rich in potassium and magnesium. Jackfruit is known to contain many nutrients like vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, folate, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine, biotin, and choline.

The leaves are used to prepare tea, while the bark is used to make tonics. The latex is collected from the trunk of the tree. The ripe fruit is eaten raw or cooked. The dried fruit is ground into powder form and used in cooking.

Halasu (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Nutritional Content In Jackfruit

It contains high amounts of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, proteins, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, pantothenic acid, biotin, and selenium.

Halasu (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Health Benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit is one of the most popular fruits in India. This fruit is rich in vitamins A, B6, folate, potassium, iron, calcium, copper, manganese, zinc, and magnesium. These nutrients help keep our bodies healthy and strong. In addition, it helps prevent certain types of cancers such as breast, prostate, colon, and stomach cancer. It also protects against heart disease and diabetes.

Jackfruit seeds are known to improve blood circulation and reduce cholesterol levels. They are also used to treat high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, cancer, arthritis, gout, skin diseases, ulcers, and constipation. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend eating jackfruit seeds three times a week to maintain good health.

Halasu (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Side Effects

No adversary effect is known or reported following normal use of jackfruit. But excess intake can cause increased intestinal movement and diarrhea.


The fruit pulp is cooked and pickled to make vegetable dishes and preserves.

Jackfruit can be made into jams, jellies, sauces, bread, cakes, pies, ice cream, candies, and drinks.

Jackfruit juice is used for making juices, smoothies, shakes, and cocktails.

Jackfruit seed oil is extracted from the seeds and used in cosmetics. Jackfruit seeds are used as an ingredient in some traditional medicines.

In India, the pulp of young fruit is cooked with spices and salt to prepare chutneys and curries. In Sri Lanka, the pulp of young coconut is boiled with sugar and cinnamon to make sweets. In Thailand, the pulp of young coconuts is fried and eaten like chips. In Indonesia, the pulp of young jackfruit is mixed with rice flour and water to make cakes. 

Jackfruit has been used for centuries to treat various ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, constipation, and stomach ulcers. The fruit contains fiber, potassium, vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein, and other nutrients.

The fruit contains high levels of potassium, vitamin C, fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and protein. It also contains antioxidants such as beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and alpha-carotene. These nutrients help protect against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

Jackfruit is a very versatile fruit that can be used in many ways. It can be eaten fresh or cooked. It can be added to salads, sandwiches, soups, stews, stir-fries, casseroles, desserts, and beverages. It can even be baked into bread, muffins, cookies, cakes, and pastries.

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