Papaya locally called “Papai” or “Papita”, of the family “Caricaceae” is an incredibly healthy tropical fruit. Not only do the leaves and fruit have incredible medicinal properties, but also their sweet taste and vibrant color make them a popular fruit around the globe.
This soft, fleshy fruit can be used in salads, smoothies, pies, juices, confections, and chutneys. Also, the unripe fruit can be cooked like squash or used to tenderize meat.
Health Benefits of Papaya (पपई):
The nutrients found in Papai have a range of health benefits that may help protect against a number of health conditions:
- Skin Damage
- Stomach and intestine problems
Good Source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Folate (Vitamin B9)
- Trace amounts of Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamins B1, B3, B5, E, and K.