• Sri Lankan Papaya
  • Sri Lankan Papaya
  • Sri Lankan Papaya
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The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year.

Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them to your diet.

The possible health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk ofheart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.

This MNT Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles detailing the health benefits of popular foods.