Marang fruit benefits | Is marang fruit good for diabetic & Blood pressure?

Is marang fruit good for diabetic ?

Unfortunately,  the answer  is No.

In respect of question Is marang fruit good for diabetic ? The marang fruit is not good for any types of diabetes such as type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes .

is marang fruit good for weight loss?

The answer is Yes.

As marang increases metabolism it helps to melt of fat and excrete through feces. And that’s how it helps in weight loss.

Marang fruit is very effective in metabolism . it increases the bowel movement and thus it helps in constipation.

What is marang fruit ? marang fruit in english ?

Scientific name- Artocarpus odoratissimus

Marang is an exotic and delicious fruit that contains lots of vitamins and minerals, which have many beneficial effects on the health of the body.

Marang, also known as “Artocarpus Odoratissimus”, is a tree from the mulberry and fig family of Moraceae. The fruit is commonly found in tropical countries like the Philippines but is cultivated around the world. It is closely related to fruits like sempedac, jackfruit, and breadfruit trees. This fruit is very popular worldwide because of its sweetness, unique, juicy, and delicious taste. 

Due to its close association with jackfruit, sempedac, and breadfruit trees, Artocarpus odoratisimus is known by various regional names. Such as Terap, Green Pedalai, Madang, Johe Oak, Timadang or Tarap and it is a type of tree which is native to Borneo, Paloyan and Paloyan & Mindanao Island. This evergreen tree grows up to 25 meters (82 feet) tall. Slightly less lobed, they share the same characteristics as breadfruit, and the leaves are 16.50 cm long and 11.28 cm wide.

As soon as it reaches the stage of maturity, most of the plants lose their leaf lobes. As mentioned earlier, the fruit will look like breadfruit with some of the included aspects of jackfruit. Weighing about 1 kg, they are round to rectangular and 15.20 cm long with a width of 13 cm.

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marang fruit picture

marang fruit

marang fruit picture

As the fruit matures it changes from green to yellow and becomes hard and brittle. Fruits do not fall to the ground until ripe, fruit seeds come, can be boiled or fried. As far as harvesting is concerned, they can be done in full size, but still left to ripen until hard and soft. The soft and wide thorns act as an outer protective layer for the thick pores and it’s cut open when you want to open the ripe fruit.

The fruit is good to eat as ripe and open; Otherwise, it loses its flavor and oxidizes quickly.

The nutritional value of Marang fruit

The fruit is a rich source of energy and contains large amounts of carbohydrates which are eventually converted into glucose. Protein and fatty, it is also known as athletic fruit and is very compatible with bananas. They are also rich in proteins, fats, carbohydrates, ash, calcium, phosphorus, iron, unrefined fiber, retinol, beta-carotene, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamins A and C.

Water65.7-84.2 grams  
Protein  0.8-1.7 grams
Fat  2-3 grams
Carbohydrate  32.4 grams
Calcium  17 mg  
Phosphorus  35 mg  
Iron  2.1 mg
Vitamin C30 mg  

Marang fruit benefits for Health /marang fruit benefits

Most Filipinos prefer to eat marang because of its taste and marang fruit benefits.

It has traditionally been used by ancient humans to treat and prevent many diseases, as it has medicinal properties. It has a high nutritional value, which has a beneficial effect on the body.

It contains many vitamins like A, B, C, beta-carotene, dietary fiber, retinol, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin.

It contains many minerals like Zinc, Iron, Phosphorus, Protein, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Copper and Magnesium.

It has many beneficial properties :

  • antibacterial,
  • antiviral,
  • anti-cancer
  • and anti-inflammatory .
  • It contains a lot of antioxidants that help the body fight against free radicals, which can harm the body.

It can also be used in hospitals and medical clinics as a natural alternative to expensive treatments and medicines. In addition to being an effective remedy, it is more affordable than high-cost drugs.

Here are some amazing Marang fruit benefits of eating marang fruit:

  • Prevents cancer
  • Controls diabetes
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Relieves constipation
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Prevents anemia
  • Improves digestion
  • Increases metabolism
  • Helps is weight loss
  • Improves eyesight
  • Prevents stroke
  • Relieves inflammation

These are just some examples of many more Marang fruit benefits for health .

Marang-fruit is also very effective in :

  • Triggering regular bowel movements,
  • The fruit can soothe irritating bowel symptoms and
  • Relieve or prevent constipation.

Is marang fruit good for high blood pressure ?

In response of the question Is marang fruit good for high blood pressure ,The answer is yes.

Marang Fruit-rich foods can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent certain types of cancer, reduce eye risk and cause digestive problems.

There are many articles and videos available on internet about marang fruits. Here we give a youtube video about health benefits of marang fruit . For more information wath this video .


They are mainly grown in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and southern Thailand. The marang fruit in ilocano is very popular search in Philippine .The short shelf-life of the fruit limits its widespread use. Although it shares some of the characteristics of breadfruit, it does not have the same tolerance and the tree is not cold tolerant. They are mainly grown for local use and are located between 15 ᵒ north and south latitudes and in coastal areas where temperatures never fall below 7 ᵒ C.


Marang fruit is grown commercially in the Philippines and is grown from seed. Seeing this, these are very large trees, it is necessary to ensure a suitable distance, that is, a distance of 7-14 meters.


Considering that the trees are very tall, it is very difficult to harvest. A long bamboo pole with a knife is used to cut the fruit stems.

What is the English name of Marang fruit?

Artocarpus odoratissimus
Artocarpus odoratissimus is a species of flowering plant in the Moraceae family. It is a generally called as marang, madang, timadang, terap, tarap, kiran, green pedalai, or johey oak.

Is Marang fruit good?

Marang is good to consume the fruit as it is ripe and opened.
else it loses its flavor and becomes oxidizes fast. The fruit is a high rich source of energy and contains lots of carbohydrates eventually broken into glucose.

Is Marang and durian the same?

The durian is  also called the “king of fruits,” is known for its large size and thorny rind. The jackfruit’s rind, on the other hand, has “thorns” that aren’t as sharp, nor are as big as the durian’s. Marang, meanwhile, has a spiky rind, but its spikes are soft. Durian has a stronger smell, which many find unpleasant .

Is it safe to eat Marang?

Its a relation of the Jack fruit and it comes in a large green spiny skin slightly smaller than the size of a football.Inside there are dozens of whitish yellow flesh covered seeds. You can eat the flesh (but not the seed) either with a fork, or if feeling slightly sticky by hand.

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Md Kamrul Hasan

Pharmacist (M. Pharm)

Ordinary People Are Suffering From Many Diseases Due To Lack Of Knowledge And Awareness. As A Pharmacist, I Have A Great Responsibility To Make The General Public Aware Of General Health Tips And Knowledge.