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Fanas / फणस / Jackfruit / Artocarpus heterophyllus

Other Names

  • Local Name: Fanas / फणस
  • Common Name: Jackfruit
  • Botanical Name: Artocarpus heterophyllus

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Tropical lowlands
  • Season of Availability: Summer season
  • Geography: South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Fruits
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: Yes
  • Both Raw & Ripe: Yes
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Fruit is eaten like a vegetable; cooked, boiled, fried, etc; seeds are also cooked like a vegetable.
  • As Medicine: Ripe fruit helps improve body strength; sap helps heal wounds and swelling near wounds; ripe fruit helps control bleeding in wounds.
  • Cooking Method: Fruit is eaten like a vegetable; cooked, boiled, fried, etc; seeds are also cooked like a vegetable.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: Can be made into jam.
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Rich in fiber, vitamin C and potassium.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps improve body strength, heal wounds and swelling, and control bleeding in wounds.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Ripe fruit helps improve body strength; sap helps heal wounds and swelling near wounds; ripe fruit helps control bleeding in wounds.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Jackfruit sabji:
    In a bowl, take 15 pieces of raw jackfruit, soaked in salt water to prevent discoloration. Add ½ cup curd, spices, and marinate for 30 minutes. Fry marinated jackfruit in 2 tbsp oil. In another pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and sauté spices, onion, and ginger garlic paste. Add more spices and tomatoes, cook well. Mix in fried jackfruit, add water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Finish with garam masala and coriander.

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Fanas / फणस / Jackfruit / Artocarpus heterophyllus

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