Nutrition: Pawpaw

sliced papaya on green banana leaf
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Pawpaw also called papaya is a delicious tropical fruit packed with nutrients such as Iron, calcium, Vitamins A, B & C.

It contains enzymes that help fight inflammation such as arthritis and improve digestion.

Even though it is sweet from natural sugar, its fibre content counterbalances the effect of its sugar content.

Recommended intake should not be more than half a medium-sized papaya a day.

Studies have shown that Pregnant women should not eat unripe or semi-ripe papaya due to its latex content which causes premature labour contractions.

For this reason, pregnant women should boil the papaya before eating or just avoid during pregnancy.

Papaya is ripened when left at normal room temperature. The process of papaya ripening stops when the papaya is kept in the fridge.

Disclaimer: This post is general information and does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Contact your medical provider for any medical concerns.

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