Called the 'fruit of the angels' by Christopher Columbus, Papayas are native to Central America and have long been revered by the American Indian populations in that area. Upon conquest, the Spaniards and Portugese brought these deliciously sweet jewels with them to many other subtropical lands to which they journeyed, including India, the Phillipines and parts of Afirca. Papayas were brought into the United States in the 20th Century. Today, these delectable fruits are grown in Hawaii, the major U.S. producer of Papaya fruit since the 1920's.
The Papaya is a nutritional powerhouse, containing the anti-oxidant vitamins C and E, and well as high folate and potassium content. Papayas are high in fiber, magnesium, and the carotenes. Papayas contain papain (an enzyme) which has functions such as helping to prevent and aid during recovery from lymphatic cancers and leukemia, & preventing parasites. This necessary digestive enzyme is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, helping to defend against a variety of digestive discomforts and disorders. Among these are:
Moreover, it can assist in the digestion of proteins i.e. the process in converting proteins to amino acids. Due to their unique and dynamic nutritional profile Papayas are also know for their anti-inflammatory effects, immune supporting properties, protection against heart disease, protection against Macular Degeneration, protection against rheumatoid arthritis, and protection against emphysema.
Dynamic Health Laboratories'™ all-natural Hawaiian Papaya Puree is a delicious, convenient, healthy way to ensure that you get your daily requirement of essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and enzymes.
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