Short Essay About Papaya

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INTRODUCTION Papaya, a juicy and tasty fruit, belonging to family Caricaceae is scientifically known as Carica papaya Linn. It is grown in various parts of the world, including India, tropical America and Europe. It is commonly known as Papaya melon tree, Pawpaw or papau, Kapaya, Lapaya, Papyas, Papye, Tapayas, Fan mu gua. Papaya plant is laticeferous as they containspecialized cells known as laticifers. Lactifiers secrete latex and dispersed thoughout most plant tissues. [1] Papaya tree is basically short lived Indian tree. In the historic times, it was considered as an exotic fruit because of its buttery taste and appearance. Papaya was the first genetically modified fruit consumed by human beings for its nutritional and medicinal properties. [2] Table 1: Botanical Classification of Papaya NUTRIONAL VALUE OF PAPAYA The papaya is a large, tree- like plant, with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 m (16 to 33 ft) tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the trunk. The leaves are large, 50- 70 cm in diameter, deeply palmately lobed, with seven lobes. The tree is…show more content…
Papain also known to be effective in disloughing necrotic tissue, prevention of infection and the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties related to hydroxyl scavenging and iron chelating properties.[1, 19] Moreover they decrease the risk of oxidative damage to tissue also they show burn healing properties as the increment in hydroxyproline content.

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