The world’s largest fruit that grows on a tree is Jackfruit – weighing up to 100 pounds. It is covered with thick, hard green skin – pale colored flesh inside.

Due to its texture, versatility and also nutrient content, this fruit is very popular among vegans.  It is also Bangladesh national fruit. Jackfruit is very rich in nutrients: fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, also vitamin A, B6, C and of course with protein.

A cup of jackfruit provides 25% of recommended daily need of vitamin B6 and it is great for vegans, whose diet doesn’t offer it in abundance.

 Jackfruit successfully treats colorectal cancer and strengthens organism.

Colon cancer prevention

Due to its rich content of phytonutrients, isoflavones, also lignans and saponins this fruit has powerful anti-cancer properties.


Phytonutrients prevent development stage of cancer cells and are only found in plant-based foods. Jackfruit contains plenty of them, and helps body fight conditions as stomach ulcers.


Saponins – powerful anti-cancer agents are especially useful when colon cancer. They induce mycotic arrest in leukemia cells, and it leads to remission in some cases. Phytonutrients bind to outer layer of cancer cells and prevent their growth.

Lignans and isoflavones

Both of phytonutrients lignans and isoflavones bind to receptors same way estrogen’s do, and significantly reduce endometrial cancer risk

Protection of cellular DNA

Antioxidants in this fruit prevent action of free radicals and protect body from oxidative damage. Jackfruit, as rich in fiber, cleans the colon, removes toxins ,and reduces the risk of cancer.

Strengthens the immune system

Jackfruit is rich in vitamin C, also simple sugars and that reinforces  immune system. According to study, the polysaccharides in this fruit can improve phagocytic cell function as well as function of the immune system.

Nutritional value

A cup of fruit contains 155 calories, only 4 gr fats. It is low on saturated fats, and cholesterol and sodium.

Jackfruit is rich in vitamin A , niacin, thiamine, riboflavin and folate, also rich in essential minerals. Cup of jackfruit contains 11% of daily recommended value of fiber and it improves digestive system.


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