Papaya grows fast and produces enough flowering and often fruiting at the same time - all year round. Currently, it can be found in nearly all tropical countries in the world. Brazil is one of the primary producers. Like all fruits, papaya is rich in macro and micronutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fibre, and carbohydrates, and even considered a medicinal plant, which contain therapeutic bio-active substances and used long time as treatment for various organic conditions.
The papaya fruit is an extremely versatile and full of health benefits:
1)The papaya has curative and healing properties that help in the reconstruction of skin cells, which can be applied to scratches, wounds and scars.
2)It serves as a natural anti-ageing cream, for its antioxidant action and can be used all over. Smashed and mixed crystal sugar, functions as a nutritional exfoliant.
3)It helps open clogged pores and fight acne and pimples.
4)It accelerates the healing of burns.
5)Shampoos with papaya or papain in its composition are excellent in controlling dandruff.
6)By having a low concentration of sodium, prevents fluid retention, improved skin hydration (and body as a whole).
7)Apply crushed papaya on the face reduces pimples and blemishes, and even out the skin tone (face and body).
8)Papaya wrinkled is also useful to moisturise dry or cracked heels.
9)It is also an aid in the treatment of skin mycoses.
10)The daily intake of papaya prevents hair loss and thinning. Strengthening the hair from the root and stimulating growth.
|Papaya Carpaccio Salad|
It's Summer, and we always indulge a bit more than we such in regards to food and drink and why not? Days of Summer in the UK are few far in between, on such occasions it's always good to have a backup plan, so not to spoil the rest of your fun. Rennie® is definitely in my bag when travelling and on my medicine kit in town.
Here is a deliciously easy and kind to your tummy dish, where papaya is the main ingredient. Full of goodness, fresh and perfect partner Summer treat for barbecues and outdoor gatherings.Always make sure the papaya is organic, i.e., without the use of pesticides. This is because this fruit is one of the highest absorption of poisons. Good hygiene is also essential so that consumption results in more benefits than harm.
|Papaya Salad Recipe|
Papaya Salad Recipe
2 large papayas
100g San Daniele prosciutto
4 white peaches
100g seasonal ripe tomatoes, small
70g asparagus or green beans
1 small red onion, very finely sliced
100g wild rocket
a few basil leaves
40ml olive oil
1 dessertspoon of honey
15ml berry vinegar
salt & pepper, to taste
slices of lime for decoration
100g yogurt curd + seaweed salt + dried chilies to taste
1)Previous day: by making the curd, use 150g Greek 0% fat yogurt. Hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth and let it drain over a bowl in the fridge overnight.
2)On the day: grill in a medium to high heat the asparagus and the white peaches for about 10 minutes. Reserve
3)Cut the papaya in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds with the help of a spoon.
4)Peel papaya with a sharp face, removing the skin evenly and taking care not to injure the pulp.
5)Slice lengthways evenly and as thinly as possible and place in a decorative manner on a serving plate.
6)Mix the yogurt curd with seaweed or any flavoured salt of preference and the chilli flakes. Reserve.
7)Mix the honey, berry vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve.
8)Add the ham, rocket, tomatoes, onions, the asparagus and blackberry to the papaya plate.
9)Place the yogurt curb in between the elements on the plate.
10)Sprinkle with the honey dressing, basil and slices of lime. Serve immediately.
Summer in a plate!