You may be knowing that Papaya is a very nutritious, ow calorie and inexpensive fruit that is available throughout the year. 100 grams of ripe papaya contains only 32 calories. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C. As a source of beta / carotene, it is unrivalled by any other fruit except mango. The ripe yellow papaya has more carotene, the pigment that is also present in carrots, red pumpkin and green leafy vegetable. Beta - carotene helps to prevent damage by free radicals that might otherwise lead to some form of cancer.
Papain, an enzyme present in Papaya is a good aid for digestion. This fruit is also known for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Unripe green papaya, which is used as a vegetable, contains no carotene but has all other nutrients. Regular consumption of Papaya ensures a steady supply of Vitamins A and C which play key roles in the body. Never mind if you have never/rarely eaten this fruit, cultivate the habit of eating papaya for your own good health. After all, HEALTH IS WEALTH.
Let us be very particular about our health if we are to really enjoy of life.