It is a tropical fruit that has a sweet taste, soft texture and are pear shaped. It is native to southern Mexico and Central America. The black seeds of papaya are actually edible and have a peppery taste. Young papaya contains papain and hence has been used as a meat tenderizer for centuries now.
Purchase Guide: Choose papayas that have reddish-orange skin and are slightly soft to the touch. Those that have patches of yellow color will take a few more days to ripen.
Storage: Ripe papayas should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within one or two days. Unripe Papayas (partially yellow) should be left at room temperature where they will ripen in a few days.
Papayas are considered as a "hot food", meaning that they produce heat in the body. This excessive production of heat in the body is thought to stimulate the estrogen hormone, inducing periods in the females. Hence, papayas can be beneficial in handling difficult menses.Continue Reading
The pairing of the nutritious papaya & curd for this Papaya Lassi Recipe is a great one. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant, important for eye health, normal growth and development, immune system function and in maintaining the health of epithelial cells in the body. Papaya lassi will calm heat and is great for digestion.Continue Reading
Papaya fruit contain components that provide benefits to the body of your child as they have a variety of nutrients. The nutrients are useful in the body's defense system. All over the world, this fruit is called the golden fruit since it has enzyme papain which is extracted from the fruit & leaf.Continue Reading
Pineapple is full of amino acid tryptophan that your body uses to produce serotonin - the “happy hormone”. Getting enough amino acid, along with other nutrients like vitamin B is essential to keep your neurological system up and running smoothly - for enough energy and positive mood hormones. Papaya is good for all yours digestive problems too.Continue Reading