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Updated on September 21, 2015

God created everything that is good on the earth. He does not discriminate one herb or fruit from another. Each type has its own use and therefore is good for all human beings.

God said in the book of Genesis 1:11,12 that what He created on the earth like grass, herb or fruit trees are good and God was well pleased with His creation.

However, Christopher Columbus saw papaya as the fruit of the angels. Angels are spirit, but do they eat food?



The common names for Papaya are Papaw or Paw Paw (Australia), Mamao (Brazil).

Origin: The papaya is believed to be native to southern Mexico and neighboring Central America. It is now grown in every tropical and subtropical countries.

Fruit: There are two types of papayas, Hawaiian and Mexican. The Hawaiian varieties are sold commonly in supermarkets. They generally weigh about 1 pound and have yellow skin when ripe. The flesh is bright orange or pinkish, depending on variety, with small black seeds in the center.

Women in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the West Indies have long used green papaya as a remedy for abortion or to prevent pregnancies so their children are not born into slavery.


Nutrition Information for Papayas:

One serving of papaya about one cup of papaya cubes, or 140 grams. This general information is for any variety of raw papayas.

Nutritive value of Papaya : Per 100 gm.

Vitamin A : 1,750 I.U
Vitamin B : Thiamine 0.03 mg.
Riboflavin : 0.04 mg.
Niacin : 0.3 mg.
Vitamin C : 56 mg.
Also contains Vitamin E and K.

Calcium : 20 mg.
Iron : 0.3 mg.
Phosphorus :16 mg.
Potassium : 470 mg.

FAT : 0.1 gm.
PROTEIN : 0.6gm.

Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Protection Against Macular Degeneration
Protection Against Macular Degeneration


Papaya and Green Tea Team Up to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Choosing to regularly eat lycopene-rich fruits, such as papaya, and drink green tea may greatly reduce a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, suggests research published the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Jian L, Lee AH, et al.)

In this case-control study involving 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospital controls, men drinking the most green tea were found to have an 86% reduced risk of prostate cancer compared, to those drinking the least.

A similar inverse association was found between the men's consumption of lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, apricots, pink grapefruit, watermelon, papaya, and guava. Men who most frequently enjoyed these foods were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer compared to those consuming the least lycopene-rich foods.

Regular consumption of both green tea and foods rich in lycopene resulted in a synergistic protective effect, stronger than the protection afforded by either, the researchers also noted.

Protection against Macular Degeneration

Your mother may have told you carrots would keep your eyes bright as a child, but as an adult, it looks like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily. In this study, which involved over 110,000 women and men.


Papayas helps in the following ways:

  • Helps diabetic heart disease.
  • They are an excellent source of vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene which are excellent antioxidants.
  • As a very good source of fibre,it has been shown to lower high cholesterol levels.
  • Papaya's folate, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E have each been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.
  • The enzymes contained in papaya have helped lower inflammation.
  • It helps as a remedy for abdominal disorders such as constipation.

Green Papaya Salad
Green Papaya Salad
Papaya with Coconut Drink
Papaya with Coconut Drink



Papayas can be eaten in many different ways. It is your choice!

  • Eaten as is, or added to a fruit salad.
  • The big black seeds have a peppery flavour and can be chewed whole or blended into a creamy dressing.
  • Sprinkle fresh lime juice into the papaya.
  • Slice a small papaya and fill with fruit salad.
  • Eat raw green sliced papaya as Thai Green Papaya Salad (recipes on internet).
  • Use as tenderizing meat - Use papaya juice on meat, marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Papaya shake. Cut into small pieces, add some water and mix it in a blender.
  • Make a papaya milk shake.
  • Some pour honey over the papaya to make it more palatable.


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    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you for your comments. Glad you think information is useful.

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      Gonzague d'Offay 

      4 years ago

      Very useful information. I have papaya every morning with other fruits like pink grapefruit, cantaloupe melon, oranges for breakfast. Have been lookign for p pills and only came across them today.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for your comments. Though papaya is a tropical fruit, we could get it here in Toronto.

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      Ruth Ferraz 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I love papaya very very much!

      If I could I would eat it every day! But it is so dificult to find good papaya!

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      Thanks a lot, my dear friend. God bless your family.

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      6 years ago

      What useful information you are sending... keep up the good work . God Bless.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thank you aor your nice comments. The tips are helpful.

    • toknowinfo profile image


      7 years ago

      Papayas are a wonderful fruit. Thanks for all the information about the nutritional benefits. This is a great hub, filled with useful tips. Thanks

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks for visiting. I adore the Thai green papaya salad. We always have this whenever we go to a Thai restaurant.

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      7 years ago

      I love papayas--they taste yummy with a squeeze of calamanci. I also love the green papaya salad ( i sometimes make it when I can find fresh shredded papaya). Good information and rating it up.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


      Your comments are welcome. Thanks!

    • quuenieproac profile image


      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Thanks for sharing, very useful info and well written.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Thanks wendy87

      Thanks. I do intend to continue writing.

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      7 years ago

      thanks for informative hub...keep writing..


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