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You're likely familiar with tropical fruits like banana, guava, mango, and pineapple, but what about jackfruit? Harvested for its edible pulp and seeds, jackfruit is native to India and southern Asia and is famous for its large size. A jackfruit is typically between 35-70 pounds but the heaviest jackfruit ever recorded clocked in at 94 pounds and 2.9 ounces in June 2016, according to Guinness World Records. Aside from its significant weight, find out why registered dietitian Vandana Sheth recommends this mild and versatile fruit for your summer menu.
Made of Minerals
Jackfruit is also a good source of both calcium and potassium. When compared to bananas, often considered potassium powerhouses, sliced jackfruit has 739 mg of potassium in a one-cup serving while the same serving of sliced bananas trails behind at 537 mg.
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