Many Vietnamese people also have a preference for eating jackfruit seeds, but they are often seen as a poor man’s food, and most of them are discarded along with the jackfruit pulp. However, in some Japanese supermarkets, jackfruit seeds are sold for 200,000 VND/kg. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, jackfruit seeds have a sweet taste, neutral properties, a fragrant aroma, and the ability to nourish the lungs, stimulate milk production. These seeds can be dried to make a reserve food.
Modern science shows that jackfruit seeds are high in fiber and vitamin A. Especially if anyone has ever eaten jackfruit seeds, they know about their ability to treat constipation and aid in digestion, detoxify the digestive system. That is why it is worth keeping the jackfruit seeds to steam or roast or cook soup instead of using potatoes or sweet potatoes. For beauty enthusiasts, grinding the jackfruit seeds to make a mask can help smooth and prevent wrinkles. Jackfruit seeds are also rich in thiamin and riboflavin, which have excellent benefits for healthy skin and hair. Jackfruit seeds also contain minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, copper, potassium, and magnesium, which can assist with digestive issues.
Benefits of jackfruit seeds
Jackfruit seeds are believed to have anti-wrinkle effects thanks to their antioxidant components and vitamins, helping to slow down the formation of free radicals and increase skin elasticity.
Jackfruit seeds help detoxify the body because they aid in bowel movements and gas release. Eating jackfruit seeds enhances digestion and detoxifies the body more efficiently.
Jackfruit seeds also contain a lot of nutrients that help improve eyesight and strengthen bones.
How to use jackfruit seeds
Jackfruit seeds can be prepared simply by boiling them until they are cooked, then frying them in a pan until fragrant and using them like normal dried seeds.
Using jackfruit seeds as an anti-wrinkle mask: You can grind raw jackfruit seeds and mix them with a little plain yogurt or with honey. Then use this mixture to apply a face mask or to massage your hands. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse off with clean water. You can also use cooked and mashed jackfruit seeds in a similar way.
Using jackfruit seeds for diet cakes: Grind the jackfruit seeds and mix them with wheat flour or glutinous rice flour to make cakes similar to cassava cakes. To make diet cakes, it is better to use cassava flour (also known as tapioca flour or tapioca starch) instead of wheat flour and glutinous rice flour. Using cassava flour will reduce the amount of sugar starch, help you feel full faster and longer, and consume fewer calories, which is more effective for weight loss.