Papaya is a tropical fruit that has high nutritive and medicinal value. Unripe fruits are green in color, while the ripened ones are bright yellow and firm. An excellent source of vitamin C that helps prevents infections and boost immunity. Enzyme papain found in this fruit has been found to act as a natural painkiller by preventing inflammation. Papaya is also used as a meat tenderizer, wherein the enzyme papain has been found to break down proteins found in meat. This enzyme has also been found to have a beneficial effect in preventing symptoms of sore throat. It helps flush out the toxins from the kidney. In comparison to other fruits, it has very low sugar content. The leaves of this plant have been used as an age-old remedy to treat dengue.
Nutritional Facts: Papaya is a good source of vitamin A, B, C, K, and minerals including calcium and potassium
Recipes: This fruit is used to prepare delicacies like halwa, stir-fry, jams, can be added to salads, blended into smoothies & so on
Storage: Unripe papaya fruits can be stored at room temperature while the ripened ones should be preferably refrigerated. Peel the fruits, remove the seeds and then consider refrigerating them if you are planning to have them later
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