Papaya fruit has a round shape. If it’s not yet cooked, the skin is green and turns yellowish green when it’s ripe. Inside the fruit there are many small black seeds and it tastes bitter. The flesh of the fruit is red and orange with a soft texture, and it tastes sweet.
This tropical fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, carotenoids and potassium. Papaya contains papain, which is a type of enzyme that can help in protein digestion. Papaya juice is very effective in reducing gastric acidity and facilitating defecation. In addition, papaya is also useful as an antioxidant and anticancer, and heals wounds, infections, and allergies.