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Jackfruit is a unique tropical fruit that is sweet in flavor and full of nutrition.

Distinct in its look, taste and size, the Jackfruit is hard to miss when we are in the fruit aisle at the grocery store. Easily available in Dubai, the fruit grows in hot, humid climates and is native to Asia and South-Asia.

Jackfruit can be eaten alone or then added to sweet and savoury dishes for extra flavor and texture. High in energy and low in fat, it can be baked, fried or slow-cooked or eaten on its own. Health-conscious people are all currently buzzing about it since it is a protein-packed fruit filled with benefits.

Check out some of the health benefits of Jackfruit below:

Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, it keeps the skin looking young and youthful.

Rich in dietary fiber, it a good bulk laxative and is good for digestion.

It is a high-energy source and contains high amounts of carbohydrate and calorie but hardly any fat.

It contains sugar that is easy to digest and comes from a category called “Slowly Available glucose” that releases the glucose in our body in a restrained manner making it an ideal fruit for those who suffer from diabetes to also enjoy.

It contains a good amount of potassium which helps in maintaining ideal blood pressure in the body and reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.

It contains Vitamin A that is excellent for the vision and also highly effective in any serious eye diseases and issues.

It is high in calcium, which makes it helpful in promoting healthy and stronger bones.

Jackfruit is available in most grocery stores in Abu Dhabi including Spinneys and Carrefour.

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