SERVING SIZE: 1 c
SPECIES: Artocarpus heterophyllus
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Since then jackfruit has become a popular meat substitute. Canned jackfruit has a meat like texture. I've seen it paired with jerk sauce in tacos, and in curries as well.
I think jackfruit tastes like juicy fruit bubble gum. Others describe the taste as a cross between a banana and a pineapple - with a bit of mango and green apple tossed in. Some say jackfruit has a floral taste - like eating a thick flower petal. One student compared it to a lychee.
BUYING & PREPARATION
Both ripe and unripe fruits are consumed. Unripe jackfruits are more astringent and have a meaty texture. This texture has made it popular among vegetarians as a meat substitute. It shreds like pork and one brand sells it pre-packaged in barbecue sauce.
The ripe version is more sweet, tender and oily. Remove the pods out of the jackfruit, as they are bitter.
COOKING JACKFRUITBrowse Recipes
Unripe jackfruit, after cooking, have a meaty texture and taste comparable to artichoke hearts, or heart of palm.
The seeds are edible, often served roasted or boiled. They have a milky taste.
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WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Jackfruit Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-TONICStrengthens and tones the heart. Cardiac tonics are used to treat a wide range of heart issues.
HEMOSTATICAn herb that stops bleeding.
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Lung and Sinus:
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
Wakes you up
WAKES-YOU-UPInvigorates the body and improves energy by stimulating circulation.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
Find Your Symptom:
DRIES-MOUTHMakes the mouth feel dry, or pasty.
REFRESHINGStimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.
SOOTHINGCalms and alleviates irritation or discomfort in a particular region.
RELIEVES-BURNINGHerbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.
CONSTIPATIVEAn herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.
High Fiber Laxative
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
MUSCLE-TONICHerbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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Eat Well for Life With Ayurveda: Balance Your Dosha
HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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Comments & Impressions of 'Jackfruit'Do you like 'jackfruit'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'jackfruit'?
a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Poop3+ bowel movements a day, Diarrhea, Soft Stool
DietAnorexia, past or current
Blood and CirculationBloodshot Eyes, Heat aggravates my skin, Many cracks on tongue, Sweat often
DigestionBurning abdominal pain, Dry Mouth / Tongue, Gastritis, Sores inside mouth, Strong/frequently thirsty
SkinEasily hot, Rashes, Warm & rosy skin
Mind Stress SleepFatigue / tired, Weakness / Debility
BonesMuscles heavy / tired
Reproductive HealthPremature Ejaculation
Weight LossRecent weight loss
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.