Jackruit is said to have anti-aging properties.
(Credit: Jovia Nakawuki)
By Jovia Nakawuki
Jackfruit prices have remained high for the last three months even with a high demand for the yellow delight.
Dorothy Nalule, a market vendor at Bwaise market, says: “Jackfruit prices will remain high because farmers say it is off season."
She says that in this season of Ramadan, jackfruit is among the fruits one should not miss out on their shopping list but being that they are scarce and expensive, many buyers are opting for cheaper fruits.
The body requires this fruit because of its health benefits but more so its importance in hair maintenance.
Christine Nagawa, a hair and cosmetology specialist in Kampala, says jackfruit promotes hair growth. Consumption of the fruit's seeds helps in proper blood circulation which is also said to be good for hair growth.
Nagawa adds that it also contains vitamin A which is an essential vitamin for healthy hair and helps to prevent dryness and brittle hair.
Meanwhile, it works as an anti-aging remedy as it fights wrinkles.
Here's how it can help:
Dip jackfruit seeds in cold milk for a minute, grind this well and apply gently on the wrinkles.
Do this daily for a period of six weeks for better results, she adds.
According to Ronald Kasule, a fruit seller at Matugga market, the big sized fruit which used to cost sh15, 000 has increased slightly to sh16, 000.
A medium one is now at around sh14,000 while a small one is going for 9,000. You can also get a piece at between sh5,00 and sh4,000 depending on the size.