Pa­paya Good­ness

IT’S SEA­SONAL ALL YEAR ROUND AND PACKED WITH LOTS OF HEALTHY GOOD­NESS

Healthy Woman - - NUTRITION PAPAYA -

PA­PAYA (OR PAWPAW) IS A GREAT

source of Vi­ta­min C (which serves im­por­tant func­tions such as boost­ing the im­mune sys­tem) and fo­late (Vi­ta­min B9) which is im­por­tant for cell growth and de­vel­op­ment, con­ver­sion of car­bo­hy­drates into en­ergy, syn­the­sis, re­pair, and methy­la­tion of DNA. Pa­paya also has min­er­als, potas­sium, cop­per, mag­ne­sium and fi­bre, mak­ing it a nu­tri­tional pow­er­house. What’s bet­ter is that it’s avail­able most times of the year! HOW TO BUY: Choose a pa­paya that’s heavy for its size and one with no blem­ishes or not too soft (it should yield slightly to the touch).

HOW TO STORE: If un­ripe, store it at room tem­per­a­ture. (A fully ripe one has an or­ange-yel­low colour.) Once ripe, store it in the fridge in a plas­tic bag for not longer than a week.

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