This fruit originated in South America and Christopher Columbus in his documented journey called it the “angelic fruit”, and Vasco de Gama called the papaya tree the “Golden Tree of Life”…
Papaya has a pleasant sweet taste and it is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals which include: vitamin A (beta carotene), C, E, the whole B-group vitamins, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium and others. Among these healthy nutrition there is also a very important enzyme called papain which dissolves the protein complex to simple amino acids that are easily absorbed into the body.
This fruit stimulates digestion and absorption of food in the body, acts as a laxative and has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Due to the presence of vitamins A, C and E, three powerful antioxidants, papaya helps in the prevention of atherosclerosis, thrombosis and heart disease caused by diabetic complications and fiber help in lowering high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
This extraordinary tropical fruit has the ability to connect to toxins in the small intestine and quickly discard it from the body which reduces the risk of cancer of the intestine. Papaya is also used for all sorts of stomach upsets: dyspepsia, elevated levels of stomach acid (hiperaciditate ) and gastric reflux, diarrhea, constipation, dysentery, intestinal parasites destroying etc.
Papaya also improves the function of the immune system which protects the body from colds, flu and infections, has anti-inflammatory activity, it cleans and hydrates skin, strengthens the heart, the liver and refreshes and rejuvenates the body.