flavor of a ripe papaya fruit can make many people forget that the
food is packed with diverse nutrients.
In the tropic climate is regularly in season all year long.
The papaya consists of large amounts of vitamins and minerals. The
fruit can provide you with Vitamins E, C, A and K; also fiber,
potassium, folate as well as other antioxidants and flavonoids.
Improves your Health
experts agree that it contains many helpful compounds that can
boost the immunity and could also serve as natural relief for common
conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and
gastrointestinal problems. There are additional studies that show
that the papaya nutrients can
protect individuals from developing cancer of the colon.
More Healthy Benefits Associated with Papayas
is the high level of natural fiber in papayas that appear to be
effective in the battle against high cholesterol. The fiber helps the
body remove excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and digestive
enzymes in the fruit can block cholesterol from completing the typical
oxidation process. Without oxidation the cholesterol does not change
into the sticky substance that blocks your arteries and blood vessels.
addition to these healthy benefits many people believe that papayas
can help relieve sore throats, diarrhea and reduce the appearance of
the papaya fruit is eaten ripe (without skin or seeds); but since the
a lunch or dinner side dish you could use an unripe green one instead
so that the flavor can combine well with the other ingredients.
Green Papaya Herb Salad
1 green papaya (skin and seeds removed)
4 green onions (chopped)
1 ripe tomato
⅓ cup of lemon juice (or lime juice)
¼ cup toasted cashew nuts
12 yellow pear tomatoes halved (or another type of small tomato)
½ cup mint leaves (chopped)
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
crushed garlic to taste
1- Mix all of these ingredients (except for the tomato, lemon juice and
cashew nuts) together.
2- Add the cashews to the top of the salad.
3- Now create a dressing by blending a ripe tomato with ⅓ cup of
lemon juice and adding a little crushed garlic.
It is a simple Thai inspired dish that is nourishing and delicious;
alternatively you could add shredded baked chicken mixed in
with the salad.
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