Papaya is cultivated in the most tropical regions, including Hawaii, where it was introduced in the early 1800s. Today, Hawaii is still the only U.S. state where papaya is commercially grown.
Initially green and somewhat bitter in taste, papayas are butter-yellow when fully ripe and shaped like a pear. Their pale-orange flesh has dozens of small, black, gelatinous seeds at the center, similar to a melon. These seeds have a strong flavor, which resembles the ones of mild peppercorns and mustard seeds.
HOW TO EAT PAPAYA SEEDS:
Papaya seeds can be consumed in many different ways because they are highly versatile. You can scoop a tablespoon of the seeds from the fruit and eat them along. Another option is to pound them with a mortar and pestle and store them in a small jar in the fridge. Note that they shouldn’t be kept in the fridge more than a week. Also you can dry them out using a dehydrator or put them under the sun and grind into powder when dried. After that, use it in smoothies, soups, salads, etc.
Usually you must eat papaya a tablespoon daily. If you are able to process it, eat up to two tablespoons a day.
This fruit has a great amount of nutritional value and has many health benefits. This fruit can freely used as a potent cure for treating numerous health issues, including cancer, blood sugar level, heart disease, wounds and digestive issues, because it is have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA SEEDS:
1. Detoxifies Liver And Kidneys
Papaya seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for a long time to improve the liver function by removing toxins.
Papaya is effective in detoxifying the liver and it has been reported to be helpful in cases of fatty liver if you eat a tablespoon of papaya seeds .
2. Prevent Cancer
Phenolic and flavonoids found in papaya seeds act as strong antioxidants which retard tumor cell growth. Isothiocyanate, a phytonutrient, may prevent colon, prostate, lung, and breast cancer.
3. Improve Digestive Health
The papaya fruit is extremely effective in healing the digestive system. Its seeds act as potent anti-parasite and antibacterial agents which removing detrimental microorganisms from the intestinal tract. Due to their powerful anti-pathogen properties, eating a tablespoon of papaya seeds kill off bacteria and inhibit food poisoning.
4. Natural Contraceptive
in India papaya seeds have been used as a natural contraceptive for centuries. Those who are planning on conceiving should not eat papaya seeds. In a certain study, that mice fed papaya seeds had notably low sperm production.
5. Lowers High Blood Pressure
It has been shown that capraine, a compound found in all parts of the papaya fruit, lowers both systolic and diastolic pressure.