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

Authors

  • Shrikant Baslingappa Swami,

    1. Author Swami, Thakor, and Kalse are with the Dept. of Agricultural Process Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Author Haldankar is with the Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Direct inquiries to author Swami (E-mail: swami_shrikant1975@yahoo.co.in).
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  • N. J. Thakor,

    1. Author Swami, Thakor, and Kalse are with the Dept. of Agricultural Process Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Author Haldankar is with the Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Direct inquiries to author Swami (E-mail: swami_shrikant1975@yahoo.co.in).
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  • P. M. Haldankar,

    1. Author Swami, Thakor, and Kalse are with the Dept. of Agricultural Process Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Author Haldankar is with the Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Direct inquiries to author Swami (E-mail: swami_shrikant1975@yahoo.co.in).
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  • S. B. Kalse

    1. Author Swami, Thakor, and Kalse are with the Dept. of Agricultural Process Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Author Haldankar is with the Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India. Direct inquiries to author Swami (E-mail: swami_shrikant1975@yahoo.co.in).
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Abstract

Abstract:  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.

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