3 Health Benefits of Papaya + Easy Recipe Ideas

BY FOODACIOUSLY

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Papaya is a wonderful fruit with a bright orange, sweet and buttery pulp. It's not just tasty, but also good for you. Discover papaya's top 3 health benefits!

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1

Strengthen the Immune System

Papaya is rich in vitamin C and A, precious allies to a healthy immune system. A cup of chopped papaya in winter will help you ward off and fight infections.

Recipe Idea #1

Start the day with this nutritious papaya smoothie bowl for a fun and delicious way of eating fruit, nuts, and oats all together!

2

Fight Free Radicals

The pigments that make papaya orange are also powerful antioxidants, called carotenoids. They're your best defence against those nasty, damaging free radicals.

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Recipe Idea #2

Turn ripe papayas into a delicious jam, no added sugars needed. Each spoonful packs a punch of papaya health benefits!

3

Help You Digest

Papaya is not just juicy and delicious but also helps you digest. It contains an enzyme called papain able to break down those hard-to-digest proteins.

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Recipe Idea #3

Pair papaya with oatmeal for a healthy breakfast that's easy on your tummy. This Haitian-style porridge bowl is an easy recipe you can try today!

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