Papaya is a well-tolerated fruit in many third-world countries that have depended on it for centuries of homeopathic, plant-based herbal medicine.

Since it is high in fiber and contains many enzymes that aid digestion, it is a great food choice for people with a sensitive stomach or gut.

However, some forms of papaya are so high in the enzymes papain and chymopapain, that it is not recommended for consumption by pregnant women, or children who do not have a fully developed digestive system.

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Since papaya is used from all the plant sources, it is good to be aware of the forms to avoid, especially in small children who are not yet eating a regular diet.

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 5 Types of Harmful Papaya for Pregnant Women and Children:

  1. Green papaya
  2. Homeopathic green papaya Seeds
  3. Homeopathic green papaya Leaves
  4. Unripe fresh papaya
  5. Papaya skin

There is no need for over-concern or worry over eating papaya.

Increasing awareness of who should possibly avoid it… that’s a good thing.

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Just eat it yellow and don’t let it go to waste!

It’s a great combination for smoothies, salsa, and salmon dishes that are high in immunonutrition! Pick your Papaya well so that you don’t have to throw it away. That makes for a Good 2017 New Year’s Resolution:

 

“Don’t waste produce.”

~ Dr. Margaret Aranda

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The Series: “Immunonutrition of the Papaya”

#1: Ten Reasons to Choose Papaya for Immunonutrition

#2: Ten Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds

#3: Five Steps: How to Pick a Papaya: Be Picky

#4: Avoid 5 Forms of Papaya in Pregnant Women and Small Children

#5: Five Steps to Ripen and Store Papayas

#6: Five Medicinal Properties of Papaya