Let’s see why we should add raw green papaya in our diets -
1. Powerhouse of EnzymesWe all know how good papaya is, we get a lot of this fruit in India. However, raw papaya is picked when it’s green, so it retains all its natural enzymes. It has a lot more active enzymes than its ripe version. The two power-packed enzymes of raw papaya include chymopapain and papain. Both enzymes help breakdown protein fats and carbohydrates.
2. Internal Cleanser
How to Use Raw PapayaTry using this wonder fruit in its raw form in the following recipes -1. Green Juice: Blend raw papaya and cucumber in a high speed blender (we blend and not juice as we don’t want to miss on the amazing fiber), and add a dash of lemon to enjoy this cooling drink. 2. Raw Papaya Salad: Most of us have tried the green papaya salad, it’s just super. Here’s a simple recipe – Raw Papaya Salad.
3. Super Poha: This is one of my favorite recipes for any time of the day. Grate raw papaya, then take a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and whole red chillies. When the seeds start popping, add few curry leaves, turmeric, chilli powder, grated papaya and, and salt to taste. Stir-fry and add lemon juice and garnish with coriander, grated coconut and roasted peanuts.
4. Papaya Stuffed Parathas: Another yummy way of adding raw papaya in your meal. Just grate papaya and stuff it in your whole-wheat paratha. Enjoy the healthy version of this stuffed vegetable roti for breakfast or kids’ tiffin snack.
Enjoy the powerful punch of this protective fruit in its raw form to keep your body clean and beautiful.About the Author:
Shilpa Arora ND is a renowned Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and certified Macrobiotic Health Coach. She has to her credit Doctorate in Natural Medicine. She is currently based in Delhi NCR region, successfully running her Nutrition Studio with individual consultations, offering life style programs supported by the most up-to-date clinical research.
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