Jack of all trades!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

The Indian superfood Jackfruit or Kathal contains phytonutrients, with health benefits ranging from anti-cancer to anti - hypertension. The root of this fruit has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from asthma. Jackfruit proves to be a very good source of vitamin C, which is known for its high antioxidant properties. The fruit also contains isoflavones, antioxidants and phytonutrients, all of which have cancer-fighting properties.

Benefits galaore!

Super benefits for skin

Jackfruit is loaded with a number of Vitamins, especially Vitamin A which is great to keep your skin in good health.


The high dietary content of jackfruit makes it a great ingredient for your digestive system. It improves bowel movement, fights constipation and acts as a mild laxative.

Weight Loss

If you are planning to shed a few pounds in the next couple of weeks, make sure you include jackfruit in your diet to speed up this process. The high fibre content in the raw version of jackfruit keep you satiated for long and prevents over eating!

Jackfruit during pregnancy

What you eat during a pregnancy is very crucial to ensure good health of both the child and the mother. The fruits are rich in many vitamins and minerals which will help in healthy fetal development. Jackfruit helps regulate and control hormones in pregnant women.

Check out these delicious recipes with this amazing superfood!

Jackfruit Gassi – Jackfruit is also labeled as ‘vegan meat’ and very rightfully so! The taste and texture is perfect to replace meat in most dishes. This Mangalorean style recipe is a must try.


JackfruitSoft rice flour rolls enclosed with a sweet jackfruit, coconut and jiggery mixture and steamed to perfection. You can serve these chilled our warm – you will love it in every avatar!


Kathal Ki BiryaniYou can easily pass this one off as a boneless mutton biryani. With the juicy fibrous texture from chunks of jackfruit, long grain basmati rice and aromatic spices everything about this biryani is delicious!


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.