219/366 This is a papaya cut across the body to reveal its distinct star pattern and seeds in the middle. The black seeds are surrounded by luscious, soft, sweet, bright coloured flesh. It is a stunning tropical fruit on so many levels.

Native to Mexico and northern South America, papaya has become naturalised throughout all tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Here in Australia, the best region for growing Papayas and Pawpaws is Innisfail in FNQ (Far North Queensland).

Papayas are also a good source of:
* folate
* vitamin A
* magnesium
* copper
* pantothenic acid
* fiber
They also have B vitamins, alpha and beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, vitamin K, and lycopene, the powerful antioxidant most commonly associated with tomatoes.

Benefits of eating papaya:
* Good Eye Health. Papayas are loaded with Vitamin A an antioxidants, which helps in improving eye health. …
* Aids digestion. …
* Anti-ageing. …
* Boosts Immunity. …
* Helps in weight loss. …
* Better kidney health. …
* Great for diabetics. …
* Better cardiovascular health.

Posted by Mademoiselle Couché on 2020-08-06 06:49:30

Tagged: , Innisfail FNQ , Tropical fruit , Mexico , Pawpaw , Papaya , 366: The 2020 Edition , 366:2020 , project365

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