Pawpaws are also called tree melons or papaya. Not only are they eaten when ripe for their sweet flavour but they are also used in their raw form as a meat tenderiser. It is best to eat pawpaw around 3 hours before the next meal. Eating pawpaw enhances digestion, prevents constipation and promotes healthy bowel movement. Compared to other fruits like oranges, apples, and bananas, pawpaws contain high fat and protein content.
- Vitamin A keeps our eyes healthy
- Vitamin B replenishes and boosts metabolism
- Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system, preventing infection and promoting quick recovery.
- Potassium controls blood pressure and regulates heart rate
- Calcium keeps our bones and teeth strong
- Phosphorus promotes growth and repair of cells and tissue keeping us functional
- Magnesium keeps blood sugar levels under control
- Iron is an important component in making blood