Benefits of Papayas
Excellent source ofVitamin A
It is also an excellent source ofVitaminA(provides 1094 IU/100 g) and flavonoids like?carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for visual sight. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties; help act as protective scavengers against oxygenderived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes has known to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.