Sunday, February 11, 2007

Papaya benefits our health


  • Generic name is CARICA PAPAYA.
  • Loaded with carotene which is converted to vitamin A in our body necessary for vision.
  • 100grams of papaya contains only 32kcal because of its low calorie content it is known as dieter's food .
  • Papaya is a good source of beta carotene which helps to prevent free radical damage.
  • Papain is present in papaya which is an excellent aid to digestion,as the role of papain is to digest the protein in food.
  • Papain also has pain relieving properties and has been used to ease the discomfort of slipped discs.
  • Papaya is a rich source of vitamin c approximately 57mgs per 100gms.
  • Papaya has two forms ripe and unripe or green ,the unripe green papaya is used as a vegetable source.
  • Pieces of Papaya laid on wounds is reported to help speed up healing
  • How papaya good for us:
    1. Has more carotene compared to other fruits.
    2. Contains very less calories.
    3. Will ensure a good supply of vitamin A and C.
    4. Is an excellent aid to digestion.
    5. Can be prescribed for dyspeptic patients.
    6. Is an ideal food for invalids.
    7. Can be used as tenderizer in cooking.
    8. Is reported to speed up healing.

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