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Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Year : 2021, Volume : 13, Issue : 4
First page : ( 529) Last page : ( 533)
Print ISSN : 0975-4261. Online ISSN : 0975-6892.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-6892.2021.00062.9

Nutritional, medicinal and economical importance of monkey jack fruit (Artocarpus lakoocha)

Chakraborty Shalini1*, Chakraborty Subir Kumar2

1Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

2Agro Produce Processing DivisionICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal-462038, Madhya Pradesh, India

*E-mail: shalini17576@gmail.com

Online Published on 06 January, 2022.

Abstract

Artocarpus lakoocha, commonly known as monkey jack fruit is a wild edible underutilized fruit. A. lakoocha tree is a natural component of traditional agro forestry systems in eastern India. It is a source of edible fruits, timber, fodder, fuel wood, dye, shade etc. and is highly valued as medicinal plant. The fruit has been reported to be rich in vitamin C, P- carotene and micronutrients like zinc, manganese, copper and iron. Various flavonoids and phenolic acid, which are strong antioxidant, are present in the fruit. This fruit, as a dietary supplement, it can be used as supplementary healthy food in society life style in the form of sveral food value additions. Therefore, this tree has a great potential for environmental, agricultural and forest ecosystem diversification and capable of creating new market opportunities.

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Keywords

A. lakoocha, Nutritional importance, Medicinal importance, Value addition, Food security, Economic importance.

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