- The seed is 3/4 to 1
1/2 in (2-4 cm) long and 1/2 to 3/4 in (1.25-2 cm) thick and is
white and crisp within. There may be 100 or up to 500 seeds in a
single fruit.Fresh seeds are considered to be high in starch, low in
calcium and iron; good sources of vitamins B1 and B2.
- The ripe fruits and
seeds of jackfruit are bestowed with certain chemical and
aphrodisiac properties (Ferrao, 1999), which are important from
health point of view. In addition, its pulp and seeds are being used
for cooling, tonic and pectorial purposes in various traditional
- Jackfruit seed is used
in biscuit factories of Tamil Nadu and is of high demand there. We
have made various bakery products using jack seed flour, including
cookies and murukku.
- The seeds are usually
boiled and eaten as a snack, although in South India they are often
dried and milled into flour used for dosa or confections. This
gluten-free seed flour can serve as a substitute for wheat for those
with specific food allergies.
- The seeds are edible.
They are similar to chestnuts, but less moist, less starchy, less
sweet and a little more savoury/acidic, with a hint of jackfruit
- If the jackfruit is
allowed to ripen, the bulbs and seeds may be extracted outdoors; or,
if indoors, the odorous residue should be removed from the kitchen
- The seeds, which
appeal to all tastes, may be boiled or roasted and eaten, or boiled
and preserved in sirup like chestnuts. They have also been
successfully canned in brine, in curry, and, like baked beans, in
tomato sauce. They are often included in curried dishes. Roasted,
dried seeds are ground to make a flour which is blended with wheat
flour for baking.
- Raw jackfruit seeds
are indigestible due to the presence of a powerful trypsin
inhibitor. This element is destroyed by boiling or baking.
- The Chinese consider
jackfruit seeds tonic, cooling and nutritious, and to be useful in
overcoming the influence of alcohol on the system. The seed starch
is given to relieve biliousness and the roasted seeds are regarded
- The immense market
potential for powdered jackfruit seed was something that farmers
- The jackfruit seeds
contained phenolic compounds and about 6.03 mg/g extracted
non-reducing sugar that is Prebiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible
food ingredients. It is a part of oligosaccharide and non reducing
sugar that stimulate the growth and activity of bacteria in the
digestive system that beneficially affect the host by improving its
intestinal microbial balance.
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