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Benefits of Papaya

Papaya fruit is originated in south America and now it is cultivated in many countries with tropical climates,papaya fruit was  discovered by the italian explorer  Christopher Columbus who called it “the fruit of the angels.”

Papayas are yellow or orange fruit, papayas are grown in Summer and fall seasons and it is rich of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E and has many other benefits

Benefits of Papaya for weight lose

Papaya fruits rich in enzymes and amino acids , these enzymes have the ability to break down carbohydrates and protein and they have the ability to decompose fats , help in metabolism process and get rid of extra body fats , therefore all of these factors help body to lose weight

Benefits of Papaya for digestion

Papaya is helpful for digestion process as it contains the digestive enzyme papain which helps in many diseases. Also it contains chymopapain enzyme which helps in digestion of proteins .Recent researches show that consuming  papaya for 2 days has tonic effect upon the intestines and stomach

Seeds of Papaya  are effective to get rid of intestinal worms by mixing the seeds with honey and taking one tea spoon after each meal

Papaya prevent constipation

Papaya helps prevent constipation,as it contains fibers which get rid of  fecal matter , also papaya is effective in preventing colon cancer .

Benefits of Papaya for skin

The skin of papaya is natural remedy for skin wounds, applying the skin of papaya to the skin healing the wounds rapidly

Benefits of Papaya for cold

Papaya is helpful for those who suffering from cold and  flu  because it contains height amount of vitamin C and vitamin A and it boosts the immune system

Benefits of Papaya for arthritis

Papaya has anti-inflammatory property which  help in reducing  pain for those who suffering from arthritis

Benefits of Papaya for hair

Papaya has many benefits for hair, it keeps hair soft, shinning, and strong over that it stimulates the growth of hair and prevent the dandruff.

To make your hair more shinny, get the papaya fruit and mix it with yogurt and apply this mixture to your hair for 20 minute then rinse it with water

Nutritional value of Papaya

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

163 kJ (39 kcal)


9.81 g


5.90 g

Dietary fibre

1.8 g


0.14 g


0.61 g

Vitamin A equiv.

328 ?g (36%)

Thiamine (Vit. B1)

0.04 mg (3%)

Riboflavin (Vit. B2)

0.05 mg (3%)

Niacin (Vit. B3)

0.338 mg (2%)

Vitamin B6

0.1 mg (8%)

Folate (Vit. B9)

38 ?g (10%)

Vitamin C

61.8 mg (103%)


24 mg (2%)


0.10 mg (1%)


10 mg (3%)


5 mg (1%)


257 mg (5%)


3 mg (0%)

Source: USDA Nutrient database

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