Evaluation of Jack Fruit Seed Flour Extraction and Incorporation into Some Food Products
Jack fruit is believed to have originated in the mountainous region of Western Ghats of Indian peninsula. It is grown throughout Karnataka. On a ccount of its fruit size it ranks first among all the fruits in terms of quantity of edible matter produced per unit area. Jack fruit is cheaply available in large quantities during the season. Jack fruit and its seeds are rich in nutritive value but only the fruit is eaten. Seeds are usually wasted due to lack of information about their nutritional potential. Currently, jack fruit seeds are underutilized in both human and animal nutrition. Energy available to humans from jack fruit has been calculated to provide approximately 2 MJ/kg wet weight of ripe perianth. Carbohydrates are the main components of the seed in the form of starch for human consumption.
Food Science and Technology
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