Papaya Facts; How Mutch Important, Benificial And Interesting?

The papaya, papaw, or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, and is one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae.

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    HISTORY of Papaya:

    Papaya plants are thought to have started growing in southern Mexico and Central America. Spanish explorers took seeds from the papaya plants of Mexico and transported it to the Philippines, Malacca, and India and to other South and Central American countries including Panama. In 1626 seeds were sent from India to Naples. The papaya was then introduced to nearly all tropical regions.

    Due to its widespread prevalence, the papaya has many different names. It is called pawpaw in Europe and Australia, fruita bomba in Cuba, papaye in France, and mamao in Brazil.

  • The papaya is actually classified as a berry.
  • The black seeds in the center of a papaya are edible and have a spicy, peppery taste.
  • Papaya plants are not trees, but giant herbs.
  • Papaya plants can grow 6-10 feet in just 10-12 months.
  • Papaya seeds and leaves have been used for medicine in tropical cultures.
  • Papaya contains an enzyme papain that can be used as a meat tenderizer.
  • One serving of papaya will provide you all the vitamin C that you need in one day.
  • Hawaii and Florida are the only states in the US that grow papaya.
  • Most papaya sold in the US is actually grown in Mexico.