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Papaya helps to accelerate weight loss

The papaya is a great ally for those who want to keep fit. It contains enzymes that fight fat in different fronts. Besides breaking proteins, reducing bloating, dissolves the fat in the blood and lymph system and helps the liver function. Not bad, eh?


Benefits and properties of papaya

Papaya has a high content of beta-carotene and vitamin C which helps to reduce the deterioration of the arteries, reduce heart disease.
This fruit also has a healing effect and is employed in cases of gastric ulcers. It is very effective in cases of heart failure.
The World Health Organization in recent years has promoted the consumption of foods rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. The papaya occupies one of the first places in this aspect.
• Fruit laxative, especially if you eat with the seeds.
• It is very similar to the melon.
• Must be fully ripe, otherwise it is not a very nice flavor.


Medicinal properties of papaya

Papaya has a high content of beta-carotene and vitamin C which helps • It is refreshing, diuretic and oxidant.
• Result unbeatable against almost all infections of the body, internal and external.
• Papaya contains a very important ingredient called papain. Which has the same effect on the digestive system that pepsin in the digestive process.
• Also contains fibrin, rarely found outside the human or animal body. This substance is easily digestible and especially valuable for providing aid in blood clotting (in internal and external wounds).
• The enzyme papain that contains the green papaya (no ripening) has a much more active on the system that's ripe fruit.
• The green papaya juice has helped to correct intestinal irregularities, including ulcers and other more serious conditions, in a relatively short time.
• Include fruit in our daily diet dismisses the factors that affect their health (such as excessive consumption of meat, white flour and sugar, alcohol) can be sure that your body will meet strong and free of disease.


Meet the papaya

  • Scientific name: Carica papaya

  • Synonymy: Carica bourgeaei, Carica citriformis, Carica cubensis, Carica hermaphrodita, Carica jamaicensis, Carica jimenezii, Carica mamaya, Carica peltata, Carica pinnatifida, Carica portorricensis, Carica posopora, Carica rochefortii, Carica sativa, Papaya bourgeaei, Papaya carica, Papaya cimarrona, Papaya citriformis, Papaya communis, Papaya cubensis, Papaya cucumerina, Papaya edulis, Papaya hermaphrodita, Papaya papaya, Papaya peltata, Papaya rochefortii, Papaya vulgaris, Vasconcellea peltata

  • Popular name: Mamão, papaia, ababaia, mamoeiro, papaeira, mamão-papaia, mamãozinho, mamão-do-amazonas, pinoguaçu,

  • Family: Caricaceae
    Division: Angiospermae
    Origin: Tropical America
    Life Cycle: Perennial

The papaya tree is a semi-herbaceous stem, hollow, cylindrical and simple. At the top of the tree branches do not see, only large sheets, digitilobadas with yellow veins, sustained for long petioles. By fall, during the growth of the plant, the leaves large scars on the stem. Papaya can produce male flowers, female or hermaphrodite plants dioecious or monoecious.
Papaya flowers can be white or yellow, waxy and are very fragrant. Flowering starts in 9 to 10 months after planting. The female plants, with exclusively female flowers produce fruit after pollination rounded. Since the hermaphrodite plants, complete flowers (perfect), it creates the fruit commercially preferred, elongated, with thicker flesh and, consequently, with smaller central cavity.
Papaya is a fleshy, large, indehiscent, pulpy soft, dense, aromatic, and variable color from yellow to red. Its bark is smooth and thin, green at harvest time and gradually becomes yellow or orange during ripening. The internal cavity of the fruit contains numerous black seeds, edible, spicy flavor, coated with a mucilaginous substance.

The papaya tree is a typical tropical fast-growing and can reach 8 feet tall. Your life is short, but productive, and orchards of papaya must be renewed every three years on average. Nowadays, the papaya is cultivated in many tropical regions of the planet and can bear fruit throughout the year, generating 20 to 50 kg of papaya.
Fruits mature is usually consumed fresh, but have extensive culinary use, in the form of shakes, pastries, puddings, stews, etc.. Green papayas, cut into thin strips, are used in the preparation of a tasty sweet syrup. Papaya is a fruit that sensitive should be wrapped, stored and transported in under special care, lest they suffer bruises that impede their marketing and consumption.

The milky sap extracted from the unripe fruits and stem contains the enzyme papain, which is widely used as medicine and industry, as meat tenderizer, leather treatment and in cosmetic.
Must be grown under full sun in light soils, quiet, fertile, well drained away from windy sites and irrigated regularly. The seedlings should be transplanted in well prepared pits with loose soil and fertilizers, to its full root development. It is a plant very sensitive to frost and does not develop well in cold climates. It is also susceptible to a number of diseases and pests, which must be prevented and controlled in the initial phase. Multiply by seeds.


  • Indicações: Afecções renais e repiratórias, obesidade, flatulência, prisão-de-ventre, verminoses, azia, verrugas e pólipos.

  • Propriedades: Antiinflamatória, calmante, cicatrizante, digestivo, diurético, emoliente, laxativa

  • Partes usadas: Folhas, raízes, flores, seiva, frutos.

  • Cuidado: Algumas substâncias contidas no mamão podem suprimir os efeitos do hormônio progesterona na mulher, ocasionando abortos. Por este motivo não é recomendado o consumo por mulheres grávidas.

Author: Raquel Patro
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The Frutas Solo has the commitiment to work with the best agricultural practices, aiming  sustainable production, preserving to its maximum the natural resources, combining technology and ecological awareness. We adopted an adequate human resources politics promotes and encourages our employees within a responsible and humanistic vision.

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It has 150ha of its own production and 300ha of associate producers. Its crops are supervised by agriculturist that also provide technical assistance to the associate producers.


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