Papaya

Papaya is a big tropical fruit originating from Central America and now grown all around the world. Green or yellow on the outside The orange meat is sweet and has little acidity. Lemon or lime juice is great to enhance the taste. Apart from eating it fresh, it’s also great in salads and marinades (it contains an enzyme that breaks down protein so it tenderizes meat). The seeds have a peppery taste and can be eaten in savoury dishes. 

Interesting facts about papaya:

  • Papaya are actually classified as a berries
  • The black seeds in the center of a papaya are edible and have a spicy, peppery taste
  • Papaya plants are not trees, but giant herbs
  • Papaya plants can grow up to 2.5 meters in just 10-12 months
  • Papaya seeds and leaves have been used for medicine in tropical cultures
  • One serving of papaya will provide you all the vitamin C that you need in one day

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Health benefits

Papaya is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Vitamin C…

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • increases iron absorption
  • contributes to a normal energy management
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • is good for the formation of collagen
  • is good for the normal functioning of teeth
  • contributes in the decrease of fatigue
  • is good for the normal functioning of blood vessels

Beta-carotene…

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