Also referred to as ‘the fruit of angels’, pawpaw is a common fruit in many regions although it is easy to ignore the nutritional value of its seeds.


Hopefully, after reading through these benefits in this article, you may think twice about scooping out and discarding papaya seeds next time you eat the buttery fruit.

Serves as detoxifiers

Due to the high concentration of fibre in pawpaw, the seeds, as well as its fruit, have a detoxifying effect in the human body. It also helps improve kidney and liver health; doing this by aiding these organs to get rid of toxins.


Consuming pawpaw seeds will help prevent renal or excretory diseases, it serves as a great recovery option from patients suffering diseases as severe as cirrhosis of the liver.

Minimizes cancer risk

These seeds are powerful prevention options for cancer. Dominant in the seeds are the phytochemical isothiocyanate and numerous other compounds which according to studies, rapidly slows down cancer tumours.


A lot of the antioxidants found in pawpaw seeds also prevent the development of various cancer types: from breast cancer, leukaemia and even colon and lung cancer.

Lowers blood pressure

Experts suggest that consuming these seeds on a regular basis will lower blood pressure as well as prevent high blood pressure because of the presence of carpaine.

Promote age-defying skin


Pawpaw fruit is a great miracle-working ingredient for radiant and younger skin but what many people miss out on is that pawpaw seeds also play an important role in promoting age-defying skin.

The presence of papain, an active enzyme in pawpaw seeds, is being studied to potentially heal burns and skin irritations when applied topically (inspired a traditional Taiwan skin treatment).

Improves fertility

These seeds are good for both sexes as it increases sperm production in men, it maintains egg fertility in women.


These benefits have been tested and proven by research. Pawpaw seeds can be consumed dried (as condiments), ground in salads or honey.

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