//PAPAYA// Vibrant in color, the papaya is neutral in temperature and a sweet treat. It works on the SPLEEN, STOMACH, LUNG and LARGE INTESTINE. It promotes digestion and destroys intestinal worms. It works as a lubricant in the lungs and stops coughs. ▪

//HISTORY// Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya was reputably called the "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus

//NUTRITION// Papayas offer not only the luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics, but are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium, copper, and magnesium; and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer. In addition, papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which is used like bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies.