Analysis Of Jackfruit Tree In The World

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The goal at Unveiling Knowledge was to expose hidden truths about a wide array of topics, however health based articles dominate the site as of late. The reasoning is simple, we have collectively become a sickly people largely because toxic chemicals have entered your environment at a staggering rate over the last few decades. Unfortunately, on a weekly or even daily basis, we have to deal with corporations and industries trying to push toxic products on us, spray or release toxic chemicals into the air or dump toxic byproducts into the environment. So, most of my articles focus on bringing these practices to light because stopping this is paramount. However, our collective diets have gotten exceedingly worse over this same time frame. Therefore,…show more content…
as in, the biggest known tree-borne fruit in the world huge! Just take a look at the picture on the left and see for yourself.

They are MASSIVE!

According to this review published by the Purdue University the fruit 's size can range between 8in to 3ft long and 6 to 20in wide. As crazy as the size of the fruit is, the weight maybe even more impressive: The fruit typically ranges from 10 to 60 lbs but can get as heavy as 110 lbs!!

Another interesting aspect brought up by the article is that the trees stand anywhere between 30 and 70 ft tall. One thing is for sure, you do not want to find yourself under this tree when one of the fruit break free!

When ripe the jackfruit is either green or yellow. Additionally, hard cone like points (as seen below), that are no doubt a self-defense mechanism from tree climbing animals, cover most of the fruit 's surface space. The fruit found in multiple bulbs throughout the inside of the protective shell. Additionally, typically the bulbs are surrounding an individual seed.

The jackfruit is closely related to the breadfruit, fig and mulberry

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Nutritional facts/ Health
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Antioxidants are vital to the body because they help fight both cancer causing free radicals and pathogenic microorganisms.

The Jackfruit is simple a nutrition powerhouse and that is just looking at the flesh of the bulb. The before-mentioned Purdue review has this to say about the health benefits associated with the more obscure parts of the plant:

The Chinese consider jackfruit pulp and 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 as aphrodisiac. The ash of jackfruit leaves, burned with corn and coconut shells, is used alone or mixed with coconut oil to heal ulcers. The dried latex yields artostenone, convertible to artosterone, a compound with marked androgenic action. Mixed with vinegar, the latex promotes healing of abscesses, snakebite and glandular swellings. The root is a remedy for skin diseases and asthma. An extract of the root is taken in cases of fever and diarrhea. The bark is made into poultices. Heated leaves are placed on wounds. The wood has a sedative property; its pith is said to produce

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