Franziska Spritzler carried out analysis on Carica papaya, due to his research he gave the name to this fruit and called it “fruit of the angels”.
Carica Papaya originated from Sothern Mexico.
Content in Carica Papaya
· High anti-oxidant
· It contains enzymes called papain. The enzymes are used to tenderize the meat.
Essential content of Carica Papaya
1. Calories 39%
2. Carbohydrate 15%
3. Fibre 3%
4. Protein 1%
5. Vitamin C 157%
6. Vitamin A – 33%
7. Folate (Vit B9) 14%
8. Potassium 11%
9. Vitamin B1 4%
10. Vitamin B3 7%
11. Vitamin B5 6%
12. Vitamin E & K = 10% each
Carica Papaya contains healthy anti-oxidant called Caretonoids
The Carotenoids contain a pigment called Lycopene. Lycopene a red pigment or a colouring pigment it can also be found in tomatoes and others colouring fruit like carrot.
HEALTH BENEFIT OF CARICA PAPAYA
1. It is delicious and loaded with nutrient.
2. Because of the tendering enzymes in Carica Papaya, it helps in constipation.
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain which can break down tough protein chain found in muscles meat. If the papaya is ripe it can be eaten raw, however unripe papaya should always be cooked before eating especially during pregnancy. That is because the unripe fruit has a high latex content which can stimulate contraction.
3. Carica Papaya has a powerful anti-oxidant effect. Free radicals are the reactive molecules created during body metabolism, they do perform certain important function including helping to destroyed harmful bacterial.