Jackfruit and Its Many Functional Components as Related to Human Health: A Review
Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
© 2012 Institute of Food Technologists®
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 565–576, November 2012
How to Cite
Swami, S. B., Thakor, N. J., Haldankar, P. M. and Kalse, S. B. (2012), Jackfruit and Its Many Functional Components as Related to Human Health: A Review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 11: 565–576. doi: 10.1111/j.1541-4337.2012.00210.x
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 16 OCT 2012
- MS 20120660 Submitted 5/9/2012, Accepted 7/30/2012.
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.