Pawpaw is cheap, can easily be cultivated and it’s also medicinal.


A pawpaw tree matures and bears fruit within six to nine months in tropical regions like Nigeria.

Like carrots, pawpaws are very useful in the production of skin care products.

If you are not a fan of this fruit or have never been motivated to eat it, here are eight reasons to eat the next pawpaw you see.


It improves digestion

This fruit contains a special enzyme called papain that can easily digest protein. In fact, some people consider pawpaw a remedy for constipation and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Protects against skin damage


Apart from making your stomach feel good, eating pawpaws make your skin look youthful. The vitamin C and lycopene in papaya protect your skin and may help reduce signs of ageing

Contains fibre

When we eat foods that are not fibrous, there are chances that it may not move easily through the digestive tract. These particles can turn infectious, which pawpaws can take care of. For instance, if the colon houses mucus and pus, pawpaw juice will take care of it.

Great for keeping fit


If you are on a weight loss regime, include pawpaws in your diet. It is low in calories and rich in nutrients. Add its benefits of healthy digestion, and you have a good weight loss food.

Keeps vomit at bay

If you experience nausea or battling with morning sickness, eat a slice of pawpaw. It will keep the feeling at bay.

Quickens healing


If you are suffering from arthritis or osteoporosis, pawpaw can lessen the agony. Pawpaw is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps faster healing thanks to its Vitamin C content.

No sneezing allowed

If you are constantly battling a cold, your immune system is low. Include pawpaw in your diet to fight off colds and coughs. Pawpaw can help boost your immune system.

Great for diabetic patients


Pawpaws help in managing diabetes because it has the ability to lower blood sugar levels.

Diabetes mellitus is caused by decreased production of a hormone called insulin or body resistance to the hormone, which results in accumulation of sugar in the blood.

Unlike other fruits that have high carbohydrate content, pawpaw is great for diabetic patients because of its low sugar content, high minerals and fibre.

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