One common thing that is known around the world is the fact that tropical plants and fruits generally have the highest levels of nutrition and disease-fighting agents than anywhere else in the world. This is why more and more companies are beginning to source their ingredients from tropical locations as they are naturally occurring and can help our bodies more than we know. One of these incredibly popular ingredients is known as Paw Paw and although it is relatively unknown, it is also used in a variety of beauty products.
Paw Paw is known as one of the least known superfoods in the world, although it has been in existence for a lengthy period of time and has just recently been discovered. It offers people an array of nutritional benefits, including:
- High levels of antioxidants (according to a study by Ohio State University)
- High levels of magnesium (20 times more than apples, bananas, and oranges)
- High levels of iron (70 times more than apples, bananas, and oranges)
- High levels of vitamin C (more than oranges)
- Many amino acids
- Easy to grow without the use of chemicals (helping to make it more organic)
- Anti-parasitic properties
Another huge benefit associated with eating Paw Paw is the fact that it may just be the largest source of cancer fighting agents in the world. There are many traits that are similar to this fruit and Graviola tree leaves which are found in South America. According to a group study at Purdue University, Paw Paw was found to have the strongest and highest amount of cancer-fighting properties of any fruit or plant in North or South America.
With that being said, cancer is one of the most difficult diseases to cure in humans and this fruit has not been shown to cure people of cancer. Though there were over 40 different anti-cancer compounds found in the bark of the Paw Paw tree, meaning that it could help the body to ward off the disease.
You may be wondering how you can get these fruits to ingest for yourself and although they are relatively new, they are simple to get. Visit your local health food store to see if they carry any Paw Paw extract that you can either take as a supplement or add to your meals daily to ingest the ample amount of benefits that this fruit has to offer.