Jackfruit and Its Many Functional Components as Related to Human Health: A Review

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Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) is an ancient fruit that is widely consumed as a fresh fruit. The use of jackfruit bulbs and its parts has also been reported since ancient times for their therapeutic qualities. The beneficial physiological effects may also have preventive application in a variety of pathologies. The health benefits of jackfruit have been attributed to its wide range of physicochemical applications. This review presents an overview of the functional, medicinal, and physiological properties of this fruit.

Authors: 
Shrikant Baslingappa Swami
Authors: 
N. J. Thakor
Authors: 
P. M. Haldankar
Authors: 
S. B. Kalse
Publisher: 
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Year: 
2012