We are often met with startled looks when we tell people that no part of the papaya fruit should be thrown away in the name of compost waste. Unbeknownst to many, papaya seeds are one helluva of a nutritional warrior, armed with many health benefits. And no, it’s not another of those old wives’ tales; there is some solid evidence to back it up.
In case you haven’t noticed it by now, we are crazy about papaya. Absolutely in love. If the orange-colored flesh (with cute detailing) is not tempting enough, the scent is to die for (we promise, it’s nothing like durian!).
The Hidden Value Of An Unripe Papaya
For centuries, papaya, also known as the pawpaw (Carica papaya), has been a crucial ingredient in natural healing. It has also been part of the staple diet of many indigenous peoples.
Papaya seeds are the hidden jewels within the papaya. They are a healthy and natural alternative to black pepper with a similar taste. Most people will eat the flesh of the papaya and throw away the power packed seeds, not knowing the health benefits they provide.
Papaya leaves are a great addition to any diet - this is why!
Papaya is a popular tropical fruit that most people have tried or at least heard of. Papaya boats and green papaya salads have been trending as refreshing summer recipes for years.