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Is Papaya Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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Wondering if this great tasting tropical fruit is a healthy addition to your diet? Keep reading to discover all you need to know.

Papaya 

This Central American fruit is a colourful staple across the globe in its many different varieties. It has a sweet and almost buttery taste that can be enjoyed fresh by itself, in smoothies and even in savoury dishes. 

papaya macro

Is papaya fruit healthy?

Yes, papaya is an incredibly healthy fruit, offering a wide range of nutritional values that help promote general health and is full of important antioxidants. 

Why is papaya good for you? 

  • Papaya fruit has an enzyme called papain which makes proteins easier for the body to digest and has been shown to ease constipation, bloating and symptoms of IBS
  • It’s high in carotenoids which can help fight inflammation
  • It has strong antioxidant effects which can lower the risk of diseases by reducing oxidative stress
  • It’s high vitamin C and lycopene content could help improve heart health

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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