——- Papaya Fruit Description —–
Papaya– Papaya is the name of a fruit, which is green in a raw state, and turns yellow on ripening. The scientific name of papaya is Carica papaya. This perennial is very easy to find in the market.
Papaya was first found in tropical America. The tropical papaya is a member of the Caricaeceae family and Brassicalus order. It was earlier name Pantropically. Pantropically is native to tropical America. Seeing the increasing popularity of pantropically in Spanish, they took it to the Pacific islands. In the 1800s, when papaya was taken to “Hawaii”. It started commercial cultivation there. Even today he is famous in the production of pantropically. The industry was started in Florida in the 20th century. But due to viral diseases at that time, it could not run.
The University of Hawaii-
In Hawaii, too many plants were destroyed due to the virus called the ‘Papaya Ringspot Virus‘. The outbreak of this virus was also spread in Florida. The University of Hawaii researched the disease and ended the virus outbreak. Then born the new plant by adding genes “Sunrise” cultivar give rise to papaya. This was the papaya we are still using today. It became the first genetically modified fruit crop to be used for human consumption. The same genetically modified crop was replaced in ‘Hawaii’ after 1998. And now about 40 species are found in the family of papaya.
Benefits of papaya fruit, –
It has the properties of a drug that eliminates microorganisms.
2. Increase immunity –
Vitamin A and Vitamin B are found in papaya. And these vitamins fight against infections that reduce immunity.
3. Increase digestion power-
Papaya contains pepsin salt element, which helps the stomach to digest food.
4. Relieve constipation-
Papaya contains fiber which removes constipation.
5. Reducing blood sugar level-
Papaya contains vitamin A, C, magnesium, and potassium, which is very effective in diabetes.
6. Lowering cholesterol-
Papaya contains plenty of vitamins A, C, D, E and calcium, which do not allow cholesterol clots to form in the blood vessels. Cholesterol formation often leads to a heart attack, it is beneficial for many heart diseases including heart attack and high blood pressure.
7. Losing weight –
100 grams of papaya contains only 43 grams of calories. A fiber diet is available in it to reduce fat. It does not allow to feel hunger for a long time. Which leads to easy weight loss.
8. Vitamin for the eyes –
Papaya contains plenty of vitamin A, which is a boon for the eyesight. And does not allow night blindness.
9. Prevention of Cancer-
Papaya leaves are prove to be effective in preventing cancer because its leaves contain antibacterial elements and acetogen. These elements have the power to develop and eliminate cancer cells. It has proved to be very effective especially in cervical, prostate, liver, breast and lung cancers.
10. Help with strong bones-
Papaya contains protein, fiber, and iron. Which strengthens bones.
11. Skin whitening-
Papaya contains a quantity of papain which causes skin whitening.
12. Strengthen hair roots –
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain. Which strengthens the roots of hair and makes it long and beautiful.
13. Help in intestinal disorders-
By eating papaya on empty stomach, toxins start coming out in the intestines. The digestive system is strong. Intestines are healthy by digestive enzymes going into the intestines. And problems like flatulence, poor living, constipation are overcome.
14. Relaxation in diarrhea-
Eating ripe papaya provides relief in diarrhea.
15. Beneficial in scabies –
It is cured within five days by taking raw papaya milk applying it on scabies.
16. Reduce Inflammation-
The papaya produces a protein called cytokines, which reduces inflammation.
17. Relief during periods-
Eating raw papaya or drinking juice of leaves due to having papain and latex in raw papaya, brings the period quickly and relieves pain during that time.
18. Reduce stress-
Papaya contains vitamin C, which helps to keep the brain healthy. Which ends the tension problem in the head.
19. Papaya leaves are also beneficial-
They contain plenty of vitamins A, C, D, E and calcium.
Disadvantages of papaya fruit-
1. Papaya during pregnancy is harmful to the womb-
Due to the latex and papain salt compound in raw papaya, it can also harm the baby during pregnancy and can cause miscarriage. But the fully ripe (yellow cover) papaya can be eaten. Because ripe papaya contains beta carotene, colin, fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin A, B, C which is beneficial for your baby.
2. The problem of stomach ache due to overeating-
The outer layer of papaya contains the amount of latex, due to which excess in the stomach can cause abdominal pain.
3. Asthma patients cannot eat –
The patients suffering from any type of respiratory disease should consume papaya in very small amounts. The National Center for Bio-Technology Information did research and told that patients related to breath should not eat papaya in large amounts. Because eating more of their papaya increases the risk of allergy