Papaya is Central América´s tropical fruit that has many beneficial properties for health. It has an ovoid shape, the skin is yellowish-greenish color and inside it abound black seeds, bright and spicy. It has a very juicy reddish pulp similar to melon and has a sweet and smooth taste. It is rich in papain, the enzyme that gives this fruit a multitude of properties very interesting for health.
Fruit grows in a tree, called Papayo, that can reach up to ten meters in height. It has a hollow trunk and no branches; the thick cup is formed only by the leaves. All papayas hang from the armpits of the leaves; some are large and elongated and others are smaller and look like a flat pear.
Papaya is a fruit that only has 35 calories per 100 grams. A serving of papaya provides fewer calories than an apple and twice as much beta-carotene. In addition, being rich in potassium and having a low sodium content prevents the retention of fluids, resulting in a fruit suitable for slimming.
The habitual consumption of papaya is beneficial for the human organism, because:
Papaya contains papain, an enzyme unique to this fruit that helps to digest proteins better, favoring the digestive system.
It also has a healing and anti-inflammatory capacity.
Great nutritional contribution, as it is composed of vitamins B, C, antioxidants and minerals such as potassium that promote health of muscles.
High fiber intake that helps improve intestinal transit and regulate cholesterol and sugar levels. • It is considered as a good laxative, decreasing constipation.
Your vitamin B helps our nervous system, and lycopene prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, useful to prevent heart attacks.
Papaya improves the beauty of hair and skin for its moisturizing, regenerative and exfoliating qualities.
Papaya can be consumed in the following ways:
- As fresh fruit
- In saldads
- Juices and shakes
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|CONTENT PER 100 GRS PULP||UNITS|
|Vitamin A||152,5 Ug|
|Vitamin B3||0,41 mgr|
|Vitamin C||80 mgr|