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Papaya (Carica papaya) is a fruit grown in tropical parts of the
world such as Hawaii, the South Pacific, South America and many
other places. The Green Papaya fruit are harvested at the
optimal moment before fully ripened. The Papaya is known to have
an abundance of two very important enzymes that break down
proteins: Papain and chymopapain. These are proteolytic enzymes,
which assist proper digestion in humans by breaking down
proteins into simpler and more soluble forms. What is
Papain? Papain is a milky juice, which is found only in the
green papaya fruit. Used internally, papain is very effective in
the treatment of indigestion originating in the stomach or
intestines. Papain transforms proteins into peptones, which are
more easily absorbed into the bloodstream, thus facilitating
protein assimilation and improving digestion. As the green
papaya ripens, the papain content diminishes while the amount of
fructose increases. So, to ensure the highest level of enzymatic
activity Royal Tropics has been using only green papaya since
1982 and has developed a special low temperature drying method
to naturally retain the most papain possible. Most other papaya
digestive supplements are made from the ripe fruit, rich in
fructose and low in papain. It becomes necessary to add papain
as an ingredient rather than use it from the original source.
Laboratory analyses of dehydrated green papaya show that it
contains approximately 8% protein (mainly enzymes), 70%
carbohydrates (pectin and fruit sugar), and 5% crude fiber.
Green papaya is also rich in potassium (1950mg per lOOgms),
which is important to balance sodium levels and protect cells
against harmful substances. Vitamin A, an anti-oxidant and
vision aid, is also prevalent in the amount of 2000 I.U. per
lOOgms. Green papaya contains many other useful nutrients and
trace elements which play an important role in human nutrition.

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