The 69th ingredient I offered my little one was Jack Fruit or Kos (8 months+). I’m still limited to the use of my left hand alone (after the carpal tunnel surgery), so with the help of my mom, we cleaned, cut and boiled jack fruit, then puréed it with a little warm water and added a small quantity to her lunch of red rice, vegetables, lentils, greens, coconut milk and chicken.
Jack Fruits are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, folate and dietary fiber. They are also full of calcium, pantothenic acid, copper, manganese and magnesium.
Jack fruit helps build immunity, boosts energy levels, promotes healthy digestion, improves eye health, strengthens bones, remedies anemia, prevents cancer, maintains blood pressure and cures ulcers.
But take care when introducing jack fruit to babies as it may cause allergic reactions in your little ones if they are sensitive to it. Because of its powerful laxative nature it may also cause diarrhea in infants so offer very little to your child at first.