Jackfruit is the world’s largest fruit that grows on a tree, with specimens weighing up to 100 pounds. The fruit is covered in thick and hard green skin with pale colored flesh inside, and due to its texture, versatility and nutrient content, it is very popular among vegans. Jackfruit is also the national fruit of Bangladesh.
This peculiar fruit is rich in nutrients such as fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin A, B6, C as well as protein. A cup of jackfruit will provide you with 25% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin B6, which is great for vegans as the vegan diet doesn’t offer this vitamin in abundance.
Colorectal cancer is a difficult disease which is hard to treat, and according to the National Cancer Institute it affects more than 1.17 million people in the USA annually. Luckily, jackfruit can successfully treat this type of cancer and strengthen your organism.
Colon cancer prevention
Jackfruit is rich in phytonutrients, isoflavones, lignans and saponins which have powerful anti-cancer properties. These nutrients will fight free radicals in the body and have the ability to prevent cancer and other diseases.
Phytonutrients prevent the developmental stage of cancer cells and they can only be found in plant-based foods. Jackfruit contains enough of them to help your body fight conditions such as stomach ulcers. At the moment, research is underway to see what makes these compounds so powerful against cancer.
Saponins are powerful anti-cancer agents which are especially useful in fighting colon cancer. According to a study, saponins induce mycotic arrest in leukemia cells, which leads to remission in some cases. These phytonutrients bind to the outer layer of cancer cells and prevent their growth.