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Grow your own paw paw or papaya

A flourishing paw paw or papaya tree displays the green and ripe fruit at a San Juan resident’s backyard. Paw paw or papaya is known worldwide for its magnificent health benefits which lies in the fruit whether it is ripe, green, and even in the leaves of the tree. Many Trinbagonians curry the green paw paw or papaya which tastes very similar to curried Irish potato.

Paw Paw or papaya trees in one’s backyard

Growing paw paw or papaya trees in one’s backyard can contribute to your breakfast, lunch and tea at dinner time. This will definitely assist in cutting down your food bill as you plan to tighten your budget.

June 2016 – Issue 22

Top 12 health benefits of papaya you should be aware of

Did you know papaya is good for diabetics and also helps in weight loss?

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps weight loss
  • Boosts your immunity
  • Good for diabetics
  • Great for your eyes
  • Protects against arthritis
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps ease menstrual pain
  • Prevents signs of ageing
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps reduce stress

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