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Benefits of Green Papaya (Pawpaw)
Often, when the fruit papaya is mentioned it is thought of as ripe, or to be used for cooking your meats or stew. But how many of you know that green papaya can be eaten raw, make delicious healthy salads, and aids in food digestion and prevent gas?
It’s interesting to know that green papaya has health benefits which can improve your health to a large degree and cause you to want to use it with every salad or every meal.
It was a Sunday afternoon, my beautiful wife and I were doing some research on the benefits of drinking green papaya leaf to cure the dreaded Chikungunya virus that plagued the Caribbean, when we stumbled upon a green papaya salad recipe. After our discovery, we decided to do some research on its value and benefits for human consumption. This is why I wrote this blog; to share with you the great value and benefits of the green papaya. It is a very healthy fruit to the extent that the papaya tree is dubbed, “THE MIRACLE TREE.” Green papaya converts proteins into essential amino acids, which help to combat fat buildup and boost your immune system; amino- acids is also useful for muscle development. Green papaya also cleanses the colon, fights nausea and constipation. Moreover, it protects the urinary tract in women from infections. Green or unripe papayas are rich in enzymes such as papain and chymopapain; rich in vitamins and phytonutrients. Raw, green, unripe papayas contains essential nutrients and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and Vitamins A,C,B, and E, just to name a few.
Papain: is a powerful digestive enzyme commonly found and extracted from papaya fruit (carica papaya), the papaya enzyme papain plays a key role in digestive processes involving breaking down tough protein fibers.
Chymopapain: A proteolytic enzyme from the latex of the papaya that is used in meat tenderizer and has been used medically in chemonucleolysis (Spinal cord problem).
Phytonutrients: Are chemicals produced by plant. Foods with phytonutrients have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Potassium: Benefits of potassium includes better brain function, better muscle function, and lower risk of heart problems, maintains fluid balance, stronger bones improve blood pressure numbers, improve nervous system and more.
Vitamin A: Has antioxidant properties which protects cells from daily toxic damage of oxidation. Vitamin A is key for good vision, and a healthy immune system.
Vitamin C: Benefits of Vitamin C include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, skin wrinkling and much more.
Vitamin B: These Vitamins help the process body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat, the eight B vitamins are B1,B2, B3,B5, B7, B9, B12. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.
Vitamin E: Reduces cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer. It also improves immunity levels and removes free radicals-the unstable compounds that damage the cell structure.
Green Papaya Salad
1 Green (unripe) Papaya
3 garlic cloves
2 tsp sugar (to taste)
½ tsp sea salt
11/2 Tsp coconut oil
1 tsb cayenne
2 pimento peppers
Small Tomatoes (optional)
Chopped nuts (optional)
By Bro. Maydon Parris
4/14/2016 11:10:14 am
Thank you for sharing this very beneficial information bro. Maydon. I can testify of its benefits and will share in due time. God bless you to continue sharing his truths. Amen.
4/14/2016 11:19:13 am
Really informative information on the health benefits of papaya. 3 John 2. God wish that above all things that we prosper and be in health (good health that is). Thank you brother Maydon for sharing this.
4/14/2016 11:31:01 am
3 John 2. God wish above all things that we may prosper and be in health, (good health that is).Thank you brother Maydon. Very informative information.
4/14/2016 11:39:13 am
YHWH has indeed made this MiracleTree, with all its wonderful properties for our benefit. I have personally benefited from the use of the green papaya, I would often suffer from sever bloating, but since our discovery, I cannot remember the last time I complained of stomach bloating. Thank you my dear for sharing the good news about green papaya.:)
4/14/2016 04:07:44 pm
Informative and attractive br. Maydon!
4/15/2016 12:52:37 pm
I has no idea that green pawpaw could be eaten raw,thank you for that info,valuable indeed.
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