Raw papaya can be cooked and eaten but the best way to have it is raw as this superfood is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that get depleted when cooked.
Quite similar to the function of a broom, raw grated papaya cleanses your colon and digestive tract of any old sludge and faecal matter. The fibre acts like an internal broom that helps anyone with chronic constipation, acidity, piles and diarrhea. The enzyme latex present in raw papaya gives your body a sparkling cleanse from the inside.
The papain along with other enzymes and phytonutrients help improve digestion.
Green papaya has an excellent nutrient profile, including high levels of vitamin C, E, A, and folate, as well as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, and other antioxidants that prevent cancer, asthma & diabetes. There are negligible levels of fat and cholesterol in these fruits, and there are less than 40 calories in a 100-gram serving. They also contain carotenoids and polyphenols, as well as a significant amount of lycopene and various amino acids the body needs.
Raw papaya salad recipe:
Grate the papaya. Add salt, turmeric, 1/2 tsp sugar, lemon juice, coriander leaves, garlic & green chilli paste. Mix well. Tamper with 1 teaspoon ghee, asafoetida mustard, fenugreek & cumin seeds.