Jackfruit is a bumpy and green fruit that have a specific texture. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B6 and magnesium. Only one cup of jackfruit contains 25% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin B6. It is an anti-cancer food and it can help you treat or prevent cancer.
This fruit contains isoflavones, phytonutrients, lignans and saponins and all of them are a powerful anti-cancer agents that fight the free radicals.
– The phytonutrients prevent the initial stage of the development of cancer cells.
– A study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 1995 says that saponins can prevent color cancer. It has also shown that it may cause remission.
– Lignans and isoflavones are phytoestrogens and they reduce the risk of developing endometrial cancer.
Jackfruit also contains antioxidants that protect cellular DNA from free radicals damage. The healthy fiber make this fruit an excellent colon cleanser. It eliminates the toxic waste from the digestive tract and reduces the risk of colon cancer. The Vitamin C strenghtens your immunity and poluysaccharides improve the plagocytic cell function.
Another reason to eat jackfruit is that it is a low calorie food. One cup of jackfruit contains 155 calories. However, only four of them are fat calories. It is also used to remove the effect of alcohol and it supports your overall health.