Foods that are surprisingly good for you

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#26 Jackfruit

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Jackfruits are the largest fruit to grow on trees. Plus, they’re also the heaviest, as they can reach up to 80 pounds in weight! Ooh, you don’t want to be lounging under that tree for your afternoon picnic. that’s for sure…

Anyway, jackfruits are as nutritious as they are heavy. With their pungent yet sweet flavor, these Native Malaysian and Indian showstoppers will energize you with a dose of vitamin C and manganese, a vital mineral found in the kidneys, liver, bones, and pancreas. Manganese is also essential for brain and nerve function.

Turn them into chips, curry, or eat them raw; with jackfruit, the sky’s the limit!