The other day I was reading an article published in Reader’s Digest magazine about health benefits of papaya fruit and later realized that indeed i love eating this tropical fruit. I started eating Papaya on a regular basis long time back after one of my friends K. revealed the secret of her glowing skin. Her morning breakfast consists of papaya, oats and lots of water. Not sure about my skin but I do realize that I love eating papaya during summers.
During my hunger pangs, just few bites of it and I get satisfied… guess that’s because of the water content present in Papaya. Saves me from grabbing a pack of chips.
When buying papaya, choose slightly tender papayas with orange skin. If you are buying a greenish fruit, keep it outside and don’t refrigerate. The fruit will ripe fast.
Being from marketing, I feel that this fruit needs more eaters and a good marketing strategy. Just like those overly priced Washington
Some facts that you can’t ignore
Ripe papaya is not only rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A) but also full of vitamin C and E supply. Not just this but it also contains antioxidants that decreases risk of heart disease, some cancers, and fades wrinkles. Stop buying anti-aging creams like O**y and eat papaya. Not only this but it also improves digestive system, strengthens nails, and hair. High amount of Folate present in this tropical fruit aids in cell production and helps prevent anemia.
Update: Deepa has posted papaya and vermicili halwa on her blog. You can read it here