Yes, dogs can eat the fleshy part of jackfruit with caution.
Belonging to the Artocarpus genus, jackfruit is a widely cultivated fruit in tropical lowlands such as India, Sri Lanka, Australia, and the Philippines. Its tree grows as tall as 66 feet, bearing large, yellow green-coloured fruits that can weigh as much as 25 kilos. The fruit’s hard shell has hexagonal protrusions, while inside, it contains fibrous flesh that can be eaten raw or cooked. Even its seeds are edible once cooked.
Dog owners will be delighted to know that dogs can eat jackfruit. However, he should be only fed the ripe flesh of the fruit. To prevent accidents, the spiky rind and seed pods should also be disposed of properly. In addition, raw jackfruit seeds have compounds that can be toxic for pets.
How to feed jackfruit to your dog: Before letting your dog try a tiny piece of jackfruit meat, get the go signal from your veterinarian. Then, remove the jackfruit’s skin, latex (the white part in between the skin and flesh), and seeds. Chop the flesh into small pieces that your dog can chew. Opt to give him cooked jackfruit, but never the ones with ingredients that may harm him. Salt, onion, and garlic are examples of seasonings to avoid.
Follow your vet’s recommended servings to prevent upset stomach and abdominal pain from occurring. Similarly, refrain from giving your dog dehydrated or dried jackfruit that may be packed with sugar and preservatives.
In summary: Ripe jackfruit has a sweet flavour that’s similar to pineapple and banana. When prepared and given the right way, your dog can enjoy eating this unique fruit. More than just being high in fiber, it contains nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and B6 as well as thiamine, potassium, and magnesium.