Do you know yellow-orange fruits and vegetables contain a good amount of antioxidants including vitamin C, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids. Additionally, the scientists are studying the role played by this family of fruits and vegetables to prevent diverticulosis, cataract, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension.
"Papaya" that also belongs to yellow and orange fruits, offers numerous health benefits. Papaya is a fruit with yellow- orange pulp having many small black seeds, and is rich in Anti-oxidants, Vitamin B, folate, fiber, potassium pantothenic acid, and magnesium. All of these nutrients are believed to impart several health benefits to cardiovascular system and protect the body against colon cancer. Papaya also contains an important digestive enzyme, papain that is also present in pineapple. This enzyme helps in treating sports injuries and allergies. Other than this, Vitamin C and vitamin A both are required to boost the immunity system of a person. By eating papaya, you can prevent the onset of various diseases including persistent ear infections, colds, and influenza.
No wonder, Christopher Columbus called papaya as "The Fruit of the Angels". United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico are largest producers of papayas.