My name is Joshua and I'm a botany major at a state university. As a part of my coursework in school, I'm assigned to create a blog for a fruit or plant that has major health benefits. After research, I found the papaya fruit has an extensive, and important, list of benefits. My goal of this blog is to share with you what I've found to be the most important things about this amazing fruit.
The papaya plant is grown natively in Central America but grows well in many subtropical climates, including the warmer regions of the US. The plant likes warm, moist areas but doesn't tolerate overly boggy conditions. Full sun is critical to success in growing papaya trees. For those wishing to grow their own papayas at home, removing and rinsing seeds from a ripe papaya and planting in well-draining containers with rich potting medium works well.
Papayas Pack a Punch
The papaya fruit boasts numerous health benefits. Not only is it delicious and easy to incorporate into dishes and drinks, it contributes to overall wellness in many ways. Some of these include:
Sense of Fullness: Papaya is juicy and filled with fiber. Those following a weight loss plan may find it creates a sense of fullness that curbs hunger and assists in digestion.
Full of Vitamins: Vitamins C and A are just two of the vitamins in papaya. In fact, consuming one papaya takes in your daily requirement of Vitamin C.
Rich in Antioxidants: The papaya fruit contains antioxidants and other nutrients that are beneficial to preventative health and wellness.
Because of its nutritional value, the papaya may be beneficial to lowering cholesterol, helping prevent certain cancers, reducing stress, and lessening age-related health conditions such as vision loss and arthritis. That’s one delicious and powerful fruit!