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Eating Healthy Fruits and Vegetables- Top 10 Papaya Fruit Facts

Updated on August 13, 2010
Mixed fruit with papaya
Mixed fruit with papaya

Fact #1:  Papaya Fruit is a refreshing diuretic with excellent antioxidant properties.

Fact #2:  Papaya is unbeatable against almost all infections of the body whether internal or external.

Fact #3:  Papaya contains a very important active ingredient called papain, which has the same effect on the digestive system that pepsin does for digestion.

Fact #4:  Papaya also contains an active ingredient called fibrin that is rarely found outside animal body or human body. Fibrin is easily digestible and is particularly helpful in providing normal clotting of the blood in both internal and external wounds.

Fact #5:  Papain enzyme present in green or unripe papaya is much more beneficial for our body than the ripened papaya fruit.

Fact #6:  Green papaya juice helps in correction of bowel irregularities in a relatively short time including indigestion, constipation, acid reflux, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach ulcers, and other more serious gastrointestinal disorders. Both papaya and its seeds contain anti-amoebic and antiparasitic activities.

Fact #7:  When a crushed green papaya is applied as an adhesive substance to any laceration, wound, or cut on the skin, it helps in immediate cessation of blood and closes the wound so that it can heal quickly.

Fact #8:  Both green (unripe) and yellow (ripened) papaya serve as natural remedies against almost all infections of the body. Papaya helps in cleaning of the digestive tract out of all types of toxins.

Fact #9:  It is advised to eat a papaya after eating a fully loaded meal including meat, chicken, and fish for immediate elimination of fat. Combination of fruits like apple, mango, banana, papaya, pineapple and raw vegetables like carrot, radish, beets, and cucumber makes a wonderful fruit and vegetable cocktail and provides amazing health benefits.

Fact #10: Regular application of papaya fruit juice protects our skin naturally from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation of the sun like photoaging of the skin and sunspots.

What is the best time to eat papaya? How to know your papaya is ready for eating?

The best time to eat papaya fruit is when it begins to acquire a yellowish color. You can check that your papaya is ready for eating when it yields easily to finger pressure and is soft and gives off the smell of a sweet aroma. When the papaya has fully ripened, it has to be kept in the refrigerator where it will remain in good condition for one week. Papaya is a remarkable fruit laxative, especially if eaten with seeds. Papaya is similar to a melon. Papaya must be very ripened; otherwise, it will not be very pleasant in taste and will not be really beneficial.

Importance of Eating Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Addition of healthy fruits and vegetables in our daily diet is important to make our body strong and free of disease. Eating fruits, eating green vegetables, and drinking fruit juice instead of excessive consumption of meat and excessive alcohol is really beneficial. It is very important to include a wide variety of fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables and their juices in your diet.


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      Rajinder Soni 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Not clear on that. I have never heard that it can dissolve gallstone.

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      5 years ago

      can papaya it dissolve the galbaldder stone.pls reply me urgently

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      This is very interesting and I like learning new things about good foods we eat.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks it is very beneficial

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      7 years ago

      A tea spoonful of juice from a young papaya is very good to lower high blood pressure

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      Adamu Elizabeth 

      7 years ago

      Waw! im going to try these.

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      7 years ago

      How do you eat the seeds? What is the best way to store a fresh papaya after it has been cut? I didn't know that papaya was sooooo beneficial. Thanks for the wonderful info.

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      7 years ago

      great information. I used to live in Mexico and know very few Americans that like papaya at first taste. It definitely takes some getting used to. It is great with honey and lemon.

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      Karyn Davies 

      8 years ago

      Can I make a juice from the papaya and is pineapple juice suitable to blend in with it as I have acid reflux and digestive problems. Can I eat the seeds as well. How often should I drink the juice and how much please. Is it readily available in Perth stores.

      Regards, Karyn Davies.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot healthgoji for your expert review of this article on papaya.

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      8 years ago

      I think this is the most complete hub on Papaya I have seen - good work.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure brother.

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      8 years ago

      Very valuable information indeed. Thanks, Raj!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Sometimes, guest posting can lead you to become a spammer that's why I do not do this to get backlinks.

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      8 years ago

      I think your thinking is discussed quite important for a beginner. But there's one thing I do not agree, which is about backlinks. Is not guest posting is one way of getting backlinks and traffic the most efficient?

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @sheila b., yes papaya is very beneficial, try it.

      @DeBorrah K. Ogans, thank you so much for your blessings mam.

      @Veronica Allen, yes papaya has many more benefits, many which I also do not know up until know but I will research and make an informative hub on that as well. By the way, yes the pic in my profile is of my little girl, Shronika. She is precious and adorable to me.

      @Mr. JYOTI KOTHARI, thanks a lot sir for that incredible information, see I told Veronica there are a lot of more benefits of papaya which many of us do not know but when we will share information with each other, we will learn a lot. Mr. Kothari told about benefits of green boiled papaya and to be beware while buying papaya without milk and I did not knew it before.

      Thank you so much to all of you for your overwhelming response to a hub on fruits. I think there are a lot of fruit lovers so I need to write more hubs on fruits and their benefits.

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      Jyoti Kothari 

      8 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Soni,

      Boiled green Papaya is very useful in diseases like typhoid which infects intestine. Papaya is helpful with pepsin that remains as milk like liquid with in the green and ripe papaya. people just take it out from the papaya and sell it. Especially modern farming system has shown this path to make more profit.

      Milk extracted papaya are not very healthy. Beaware, while buying papaya.


      Jyoti Kothari

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I've never tried papaya before, but with all its benefits, I going to have to do so. Is that your little girl Soni? - If so, she is precious.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      soni2006, Nice Hub! Thank you for this refreshing and healthy information on papayas, Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      This was interesting, I didn't know papaya was so beneficial.


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