Bangladesh National Fruit Jack Fruit And Its Health Benefit Or Elements

Bangladesh National Fruit Jack Fruit .Jackfruit is my national fruit. Its local name is kathal (Bangladesh) and its scientific name is Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak. The fruit usually grown in hilly areas. The jackfruit tree is a widely cultivated and popular food item. jackfruit was cultivated in India 3000 to 6000 years ago. India is the first positional producer of the world .Bangladesh is second.  It has also been widely cultivated in southeast Asia such as India Bangladesh, Indonesia etc. Jackfruit is absolutely one of a kind tropical fruit recognized for its unique shape, and size. The fruit varies widely in size, weigh from 3 to 30 kg, and has oblong or round shape, measuring 10 cm to 60 cm in length, 25 to 75 cm in diameter. While unripe fruits are green and ripe is light brown .

The green fruit or unripe fruit is used as a curry .Ripe fruit generally uses as fruit. It is very sweet and delicious to eat. Its seed is dried and preserved to be later used in curry.


Bangladesh National Fruit Jack Fruit


Scientific Classification is below

Kingdom : Plantae

Order : Rosids

Family : Moraceae

Tribe : Artocarpeae

Genus : Artocarpus

Species : A.heterophyllus


Binomial  Name

Artocarpus Heterophyllus

Bangladesh National Fruit Jack Fruit

Bangladesh National Fruit Jack Fruit




See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:

Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Nutritive Value per 100 g. (Source: USDA National, Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 95 Kcal 5%
Carbohydrates 23.5 g 18%
Protein 1.72 g 3%
Total Fat 0.64 g 3%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 4%
Folates 24 µg 6%
Niacin 0.920 mg 6%
Pyridoxine 0.329 mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.055 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.105 mg 9%
Vitamin A 110 IU 3.5%
Vitamin C 13.7 mg 23%
Vitamin E 0.34 mg 2%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 303 mg 6.5%
Calcium 34 mg 3.4%
Iron 0.60 mg 7.5%
Magnesium 37 mg 9%
Manganese 0.197 mg 8.5%
Phosphorus 36 mg 5%
Phosphorus 21 mg 3%
Selenium 0.6 mg 1%
Zinc 0.42 mg 4%
Carotene-ß 61 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß 5 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 157 µg


Bangladesh National Fruit Jack Fruit

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Health Benefit to Eat Jackfruit :

  • 100 gm of edible jackfruit bulbs provide 95 calories.
  • Jackfruit is rich in dietary fibre, which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fibre content helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by binding to and eliminating cancer-causing chemicals from the colon.
  • The fresh fruit has small but significant amounts of vitamin-A, and flavonoid pigments such as carotene-ß, xanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin-ß. Together, these compounds play vital roles in antioxidant and vision functions. Vitamin-A also required for maintaining the integrity of mucosa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A and carotenes has been found to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Jackfruit is a good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 13.7 mg or 23% of RDA. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals.
  • It is one of the rare fruits that is rich in a B-complex group of vitamins. It contains outstanding amounts of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid.
  • Further, fresh fruit is a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.


Jackfruit or Jackfruit tree uses side:

Unripe Jackfruit is used as curry. Ripe fruit uses as fruit, juice, jam, jelly and chutney preparations. It also uses as fruit salad. Its wood in uses verities ways such as to make furniture means Chair, Table Almeria or make House.


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Updated: 22/09/2018 — 12:45 AM