Papaya Health Benefits And Nutrients

Papaya Health Benefits And Nutrients

Papaya health benefits were known since ancient times because all parts of papaya from roots to leave including flower and fruit have high medical value. The fruit in Latin called Carica papaya L thought to originate from Costa Rica and Mexico contain 78 milligrams of vitamin C higher than orange just 49 milligrams and other nutrients to maintain healthy body.

Nutrient Containing

The flower that has been cooked and mixed with sugar can be used to treat jaundice and bronchitis. Papaya bark can be used as a toothache remedy, while roots and sap has remarkable properties. Both contain non-nutrient active substances such as karpain, karposit, kautsyuk, and papayotin, which could serve as an antibiotic.

The roots of it also can be made tea to eliminate intestinal parasites, treating jaundice, kidney disease and stop bleeding, while the sap can be used to remove acne by applied the sap that coming out from fruit to acne. Let it dry, and then wash until clean. In relatively short time, the skin will be smooth again.

The leaves are very good at helping sense of sight because it contain 18 250 SI vitamin A. This amount is more than contained in carrot that claimed the most powerful in terms of caring sense of sight, which is only 12 000 SI. In addition, carposide content in leave has been known to cure people who are suffering from intestinal worms.

It is also contains pectin fiber that can eliminate hungry for whole day. Based on the results of a study published in Journal of The American College of Nutrition, people who ate the fruit contains pectin, have a sense of satiety four hours longer than people who also eat fruit, but do not contain it. Pectin is found between skin and flesh of fruit. Therefore, recommended when peel the fruit should not be too thick to not waste the pectin and this fiber is very smooth, suitable to be consumed by all ages.

While, Papain substance found in its fruit helps body to digest food that has size 35 times larger than size of papaya. This substance is dispersed throughout fruit from skin to seed, so it is not surprising number of nutrition experts advised to people who have problems with digestion, to consume this fruit with the seed either. Eating regularly can avoid bladder cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and reduce colon mucus that negatively affects digestive system.

However, pregnant women prohibited to consume papaya according to some researchers at the University of Sussex in England said, “If a pregnant woman eating a papaya per day, maybe she would miscarry within a week. This fruit is consuming for two or three days in a week to feel its function as birth control. Abortion is guaranteed, just by eating the raw. ”

Nutrient Composition Ripe Raw Leaf
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin C
86.7 grams
46 calories
12.2 grams
23 milligrams

12 milligrams
0.5 grams
365 SI
0.04 milligrams
78 milligrams
1.7 milligrams
92.4 grams
26 calories
4.9 grams
50 milligrams
0.10 grams
16 milligrams
2.1 grams
50 SI
0.02 milligrams
19 milligrams
0.4 milligrams
75.4 grams
79 calories
11.9 grams
353 milligrams
2 grams
63 milligrams
8.0 grams
18 250 SI
0.15 milligrams
140 milligrams
0.8 milligrams

Health Benefits

In Asia, a study by the Directorate of Fruit Crop Cultivation of Indonesia revealed some great benefits of papaya:

  • Capable affect human growth hormone to increase muscle tone and reduce accumulation of fat in body
  • Help accelerate the process of protein digestion
  • Help regulate amino acids and toxins detoxification to boost immune system
  • Improve the quality of sperm and avoid some subtance that kill sperm. It proved significantly in helping process of male fertility. By taking 500 milligrams vitamin C contained in its fruit per day, men can increase sperm count, stimulating be more fertile and accelerating sperm movement.
  • Antioxidants, vitamin C and carotene in fruit can remove free-radicals trigger cancer.
  •    It has antiseptic properties that can help prevent the development of intestinal bacteria and normalize intestinal pH.
  • Used to cure dysentery and rheumatism
  • Papain substance make papaya health benefits perfect because it can split food that contains protein and formed amino acid which is autointoxicanting, it is eliminating formation of unwanted substances in body, which occurs due to incomplete digestion process and prevent epilepsy, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, and constipation. 2015-2016