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Health Benefits of Unripe Green Papayas


Often ripe papayas are sold more in the fruit market. Well, it is not just the ripe orange papayas that are healthy. Even the unripe papayas are loaded health benefits. Unripe papayas are green in colour and are not pulpy. Moreover, the inside of the green papayas are sometimes white in colour.

Green papayas are not that popular when compared to the ripe ones. This is because the ripe ones taste better and can be easily consumed raw. However, green papayas are difficult to eat raw. It needs to be cooked and the taste is also different.

It would be interesting to know that green papayas also have health benefits which makes it a healthy fruit. Unripe papayas are rich in vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. Raw green papayas contains essential nutrients and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and vitamins like A, C, B and E.

Green unripe papayas are rich in enzymes; papain and chymopapain which are very good for the stomach. Green papayas benefits the health in many ways. For example, green papayas aid digestion, converts proteins into essential amino acids, cleanses the colon, fights nausea and constipation to name a few. Moreover, green papayas are also good for women as it protects the urinary tract from infections. Here are some of the health benefits of the unripe green papayas.

Health Benefits Of Unripe Papayas:



Aids Digestion

The powerful enzymes in green unripe papayas aids digestion and prevents gas as well.


Boosts Immune System

Both papaya and its seeds are healthy as they boost the immune system. Rich in Vitamins like A, C and E, green unripe papayas are also prevents infections, cold and cough.


Treats Constipation

Rich in papain, unripe papaya is the best fruit to treat constipation naturally. Even ripe papayas do not have so much papain like the unripe ones.


Cleanses Colon

Having unripe green papaya juice is one of the best home remedies to cleanse the colon.


Increases Breast Milk

Breastfeeding mothers must have green unripe papayas as they increase milk production in lactating women.


Protects Against UTI

Women who suffer from UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) must have unripe papaya juice as it protects the formation of bacteria that cause UTI.

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Story first published: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 2:01 [IST]