A Review on Importance of Artocarpus heterophyllus L. (Jackfruit)

Journal of Multidisciplinary Applied Natural Science 2021

11 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2021

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Ahasan Ullah Khan

Sylhet Agricultural University - Climate-Smart Agriculture Lab

Israt Jahan Ema

Department of Plant Pathology and Seed Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (Bangladesh)

Md. Ruman Faruk

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (Bangladesh)

Shofiul Azam Tarapder

Department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (Bangladesh)

Anayat Ullah Khan

Jashore University of Science and Technology - Department of Mathematics

Sana Noreen

University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Lahore, Punjab-54000 (Pakistan)

Muhammad Adnan

Department of Agronomy, University of Sargodha, Punjab-40100 (Pakistan)

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

The Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus L.) is well-known as “poor man’s food” fruit in Bangladesh. It is widely consumed by most of the rural people and it is the national fruit of Bangladesh. The main aim of this review is to document the medicinal significance of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus L.), major parts and uses of the jackfruit in Bangladesh. This article was based on mostly a literature review. All parts of the fruit and plant are used as human food, animal feed and wood source for furniture. Although jackfruit is the main fruit of the tree, it is used as furniture for its beautiful texture and wood color. Jackfruit contains anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-helminthic properties. The fruit is rich in carbohydrates, minerals, carboxylic acids, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. The seed is rich in manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium iron and lectins and thus meets up nutritional requirements for the rural people. The present study attempted to review the medicinal importance, health-promoting effects of jackfruit and seeds with special emphasis on their applications in the food.

Keywords: jackfruit, medicinal importance, fruit and seed quality, health benefits, morphology

Suggested Citation

Ahasan, Ahasan and Ema, Israt Jahan and Faruk, Md. Ruman and Tarapder, Shofiul Azam and Khan, Anayat Ullah and Noreen, Sana and Adnan, Muhammad, A Review on Importance of Artocarpus heterophyllus L. (Jackfruit) (2021). Journal of Multidisciplinary Applied Natural Science 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3897229

Ahasan Ahasan (Contact Author)

Sylhet Agricultural University - Climate-Smart Agriculture Lab ( email )

Bangladesh

Israt Jahan Ema

Department of Plant Pathology and Seed Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (Bangladesh) ( email )

Md. Ruman Faruk

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (Bangladesh) ( email )

Shofiul Azam Tarapder

Department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (Bangladesh) ( email )

Sylhet, 3100
Bangladesh

Anayat Ullah Khan

Jashore University of Science and Technology - Department of Mathematics

Jashore-7408, Khulna, Bangladesh
Jashore-7408, Khulna, Bangladesh
Jashore, Bangladesh 7408
Bangladesh

Sana Noreen

University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Lahore, Punjab-54000 (Pakistan) ( email )

Muhammad Adnan

Department of Agronomy, University of Sargodha, Punjab-40100 (Pakistan) ( email )

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