NUTRITION IN BOILED JACKFRUIT SEEDSUpdate: 3/19/2013
Jackfruit seeds are the seeds or pods that are encased in the sweet, yellow pulp or flesh of the jackfruit. The jackfruit contains multiple pods that are encased in an oblong, slightly prickly, hard geen-yellow-brown exterior.
The fruit grows on trees, and the flesh of the fruit is shaped in bulbs, yellow colored and slightly banana-like in flavor.
They have a taste and texture similar to chestnuts and can be preserved by brining, soaking in syrup or freezing. Dried jackfruit seeds can also be ground into a flour.
Jackfruit Seeds: Other Nutrients
According to Purdue University, the fresh seeds are considered to be a high starch, low calcium and iron food but a good source of both vitamin B1 and vitamin B12.
When not quite ripe, the jackfruit flesh will produce a gummy substance. Jackfruit has been used in both savory and sweet dishes.
It can be dried or fried to produce something similar to potato chips, and when cooked unripened, it can substitute for plantain. Boiled jackfruit and milk also make a popular sweet custard dish that tastes like an orange. Sweet jackfruit dishes include chutneys, jams, jellies, fruit smoothies and ice creams.