Do you know that spiky funny and exotic looking fruit that you simply walk past when you’re out grocery shopping? That’s called a jackfruit and after reading this article, the next time you spot it in the market you might want to pick it up. Not only the jackfruit can be consumed in multiple different ways, including being used as vegan meat but the seeds have a whole plethora of benefits of their own.
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There are numerous ways to put jackfruit seeds to good use for your haircare, skincare, health, and much more! Keep on reading because we’ve got the complete know-how of their benefits for you.
How Jackfruit Seeds are Good for Hair?
If you’ve noticed an increased hair fall and reduced shine in your hair, you need to hop on the bandwagon of turning to jackfruit seeds for a solution! Packed with nutritious minerals such as vitamin A, iron, proteins, and other various micronutrients, jackfruit seeds do a great job of significantly improving the health of your hair from the inside.
With the help of the iron present in the seeds, blood circulation to your scalp is improved which promotes the growth of healthy hair. A vitamin A boost moisturizes your roots and helps in the strengthening of your hair which not only prevents the weaker strands from falling off but also nourishes them.
We all know that stress is commonly known to cause excessive hair fall but it is almost impossible to avoid. However, that doesn’t mean its effects can’t be countered. The proteins present in the seeds have been known to relieve your mental stress, hence reducing your hair fall!
You can either ingest the seeds in a recipe of your choice or use them in the form of a hair mask for them to be effective. You might need to wait a couple of days before you see results but you will see a positive change in the health of your hair!
DIY Jackfruit Hair Mask
A jackfruit hair mask is super easy to make! Simply soak the jackfruit seeds in milk, then grind them to a thick paste and apply to your hair for 30 min. Rinse it off with best organic shampoo to reveal your gorgeously nourished hair!
Are jackfruit seeds harmful or poisonous?
Only if you eat them raw! Jackfruits seeds contain substances known as “Anti-nutrients” which decrease the nutritional value of the food you eat. For this reason, it’s highly recommended that you don’t eat the seeds raw because they can mess with your bodily functions. However, the heat from cooking counters this problem and makes the seeds perfectly safe for consumption!
How do I eat jackfruit seeds?
The most common ways of cooking a jackfruit are by either roasting or boiling. To boil a jackfruit, simple rinse and place in a pot of boiling water on low to medium heat for about 30 minutes or until it’s soft. Then rinse it with water and peel off the outer coating once it’s dry and cooled down.
How to roast Jackfruit seeds?
To roast the jackfruit seeds, first, peel off the slime membrane and then keep them In the oven for about 20 minutes on 400 degrees F. The longer you roast them for, the drier they will turn out so make sure to keep an eye on them if you want them to be creamier instead. Once roasted, their outer shell will automatically crack open so simply peel it off.
You can either eat them as they are or incorporate them into a bunch of different recipes such as homemade hummus, salads, smoothies, homemade butter, etc. You could even grind the roasted seeds into flour and use that in your cooking.
How Jackfruit Seeds are Beneficial for Skin?
From reducing wrinkles to an evening out your complexion, jackfruit seeds have got you covered when it comes to taking care of your skin! Keep on reading to find out how:
- Anti-aging properties of Jackfruit Seeds
The thought of aging can set most people on edge. No one likes to think about the ever-growing numbers of white hairs and wrinkles! Now more than ever, especially with so many external factors causing premature aging, people are eager to slow down this process for as long as possible!
A very natural way of doing so involves the use of jackfruit seeds. They contain antioxidants that counter the effect of free radicals in your body that cause aging.
How to use Jackfruit seeds as an antioxidant?
You can make a very simple mask by grinding jackfruit seeds in cold milk until they form a thick paste. Apply to your face for about 15- 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Use it frequently for the best results and you’ll be sure to see that wrinkle formation slowed down!
- Radiant Skin
Your skin is a reflection of what you put in your body and you’ll have seen this in effect multiple times; for example when your skin has breaks out after a cup of coffee or eating too much oily junk food. Similarly, eating jackfruit seeds not only improves not only your immune system but also your digestive health by detoxifying your body. This, in turn, can improve your overall facial complexion (as it removes dark spots), evening out your skin tone, and hydrate your skin by boosting your overall health.
Jackfruit Seeds Mask:
Grind up milk, honey, and jackfruit seeds and apply regularly on your face for about 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water for the best results.
How Jackfruit Seeds are Beneficial for Health?
Good health is associated with various things such as exercise, our habits, sleeping schedule, environment but most importantly our diet. So hold on to your jackfruit seeds, because they are packed with benefits for your entire body, which is sure to leave you feeling fresh and energized.
- Digestive health
With all of the fatty and fried junk food in our diets, it’s no surprise that many of us suffer from high cholesterol levels. But what exactly does that do? It can deposit itself into your arteries, block your blood flow, and possibly lead to heart problems. However, contrary to the common misconception that all cholesterol is bad for you, there is such a thing as good cholesterol which helps get rid of the bad ones. Jackfruit seeds promote the breakdown of the bad cholesterols and help the production of the good cholesterols.
That’s not all though because jackfruit seeds are also a great source of fibers that not only help with indigestion but also blood glucose levels. They prevent your glucose levels from rising too high after a meal by slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates by the blood. Furthermore, probiotics present in the seeds help the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract!
- Reduce the risk of cancer
The antioxidants that counter the effect of free radicals play a part in reducing the risk of cancer as well. Free radicals are molecules that can cause damage to your body cells and lead to cancer. If cancer cells do form, they grow blood vessels that supply blood and nourishment to them. The jackfruit seed also prevents the growth of blood vessels from cancer cells and once the blood flow to a cell is stopped, so is its growth.
When it comes to colon cancer, there are resistant starches present in the seeds which can be fermented by the bacteria in the gut. That promotes blood flow to the colon which helps prevent colon cancer!
- Improves Vision
We’ve all heard that eating carrots sharpens our eyesight but have you tried eating jackfruit seeds for a change? Vitamin A comes back into play as it is widely known for its ability to improve vision and prevent night blindness.
- Blood health/ Anemia treatment
Do you ever really dizzy head spins when you get up too fast? That’s probably your iron deficiency speaking! However, you can easily combat it by eating some jackfruit seeds. Rich in iron, these seeds help restore the iron in your hemoglobin which runs in your blood. Not only does this prevent anemia but it also makes you more energetic!
- Muscle growth!
You might consider replacing the protein powder in your smoothie with jackfruit seeds because they contain very healthy (cholesterol-free) proteins that can help in muscle growth!
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