Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin E and vitamin A, three very powerful antioxidants. It is a very good source of folate and potassium. In addition, it is a good source of dietary fiber.Encourages the renewal of muscle tissue. Supports cardiovascular system. Boosts up the immune system. Helps with the digestive system, by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes. Papaya can be use also externally as a treatment for skin wounds like burns, for this you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya. Prevents the cataract formation. Due to high vitamin A, it promotes lung health. Helps alleviates inflammation. Helps with the nausea and constipation. Can benefit people suffering colon cancer and other forms of cancers and aliments of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.
Can be used as a natural meat tenderizer.
The seed can be eaten, they have a peppery taste to them. It can be added to salad dressings.
Mix diced papaya , cilantro, jalapeno pepper, and ginger to make a tropical salsa that goes great with shrimp, scallops, and halibut.