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Vegetables

Green papaya (Papay)

Green papaya (Pepe / Papita )

Indian name: Papay/ Pepe/ Papita
Scientific name: Carica papaya
Part used: Fruit

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Brassicales
Family: Caricaceae
Genus: Carica
Species: C. papaya

Medicinal properties/ Food values : It is a good laxative & energy giving food. Papaya is excellent source of Vitamin C, E, A, folate, potassium, & dietary
fibers. Ripped papaya is a good source of anti-oxidant and carotene. It is very helpful for
preventing diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer, it also clear skin & helps in hair nourishing. Grated
ripped papaya is an excellent scrub for
any types of skin. Smashed papaya mixed with honey is a good conditioner for hair.

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