Papaya tree (Carica papaya) is a tropical fruit native to the tropics of the America (Mexico and South America) and it was first cultivated in Mexico.
When it comes to the seeds from this fruit and are they edible, something for what today article is, many or better said, most people throw them away, but this seeds are edible and they can be really good and beneficial for our overall health.
Papaya seeds contain an enzyme, called papain, which is present in the leaves, latex, roots, an enzyme that helps to digest proteins.
Vitamins and minerals in papaya seeds will help you to boost your immune system.
Papaya seeds contain many vitamins and minerals such as:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Zinc etc.
Due to their strong and spicy taste, in some countries, grinded papaya seeds serve as a substitute for pepper.
- Anti Inflammatory
- Boost Immune System
- Supports Digestive Health
- Alleviate Arthritis
- Support Cardiovascular Health
- Prevents Cataract Formation
- Reduce the risk of Colon Cancer
- Reduce the risk of Eye Disease
- Reduce Cholesterol Levels
- Improves Kidneys Health
- Promotes Healthy Liver
- Fight parasites etc.
Children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers need to consult with doctor prior papaya seed consumption due to its strong anti-parasitic properties.