TROPICAL FRUIT - PAPAYA
PAPAYA FRUIT - Non-Seasonal Type
The scientific name of exotic papaya plant is 'Carica Papaya' and
they grown abundantly in the tropical regions. Papaya trees start
bearing fruits in less than 12 months, after reaching maximum height.
Hence, papaya fruits are available in the market all the year round.
They need to be re-planted when they become less productive after a few
repeated cycles of bearing fruits.
Papaya Fruit Nutrition
The tropic fruit is known for its whitening and exfoliating properties which can help reduce wrinkles with its collagen-producing effect. It has been used as natural skin care by rubbing thin slices of papaya pulp on the skin and allowing it to dry off after 5 minutes or more, before rinsing with water.
Papaya fruit contains low calories but no cholesterol ; and is rich in minerals and vitamins. The dietary fibre of the fruit is easily digestible, so helps in reducing constipation by increasing frequency of eliminating toxic waste from the bowels when the fruit is eaten regularly. The rich nutrients found in papayas are vitamin -A, flavonoid like beta carotenes, vitamin -C and vitamin B-complex group nutrients. The nutrients of vitamin B-complex group are folic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, thiamine (vitamin B1).
Papaya Fruit Preparation And Serving Papaya
The outer skin layer of the ripe papaya must be removed with a knife and
the seeds scraped off before eating. Alternatively, the fruit can be
eaten by scraping the flesh with a spoon after getting rid of the seeds.