Papaya, highly valued by health enthusiasts, is primarily held in esteem for its special taste and health promoting qualities. The locals in Costa Rica and Mexico call papaya “the fruit of good health” due to its healing properties. This sweet fruit holds an honorable place in the lists of various food supplements and smoothies. How to include this delicious fruit in your diet? Should you prefer the fruit fresh or choose freeze-dried papaya powder instead? What is the secret behind the power of this tropical fruit? Let us take a closer look and find out!
Tropical papaya as a powerful miracle cure
Papaya, also called papaw or pawpaw, originates from the southern areas of Mexico, Central-America. Papaya fruit is one of the most nutritious and healing fruits on earth. The fairly large, up to 30 cm in diameter, greenish or orange tone fruits are rich in super beneficial beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and A, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. It is a well-known healer of the digestive system due to high contents of papain (proteolytic enzyme) and can help you get rid of any digestive disorder. Papain helps to break down proteins into amino acids, thereby mediating their fast absorption. Papain has also anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effect. These are the reasons why papaya powder is such a grate addition to your recipes.
Papaia can gently detox your digestive tract while also reducing swelling and inflammation. Papaya will be at your assistance should you suffer from constipation, reflux, colitis, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, ulcers, flatulence, irritation or you name it! The high nutritional value of this powerful fruit provides all necessary vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in addition to the enzymes, thereby offering everything the body needs to regenerate the muscles, tissues, bones and organs. High content of vitamin C makes papaya an excellent immunity booster, reducer of cholesterol and blood pressure, thereby decreasing the risk of heart attack as well as stroke. Today, papaya is grown mainly in India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Brazil.
Beats viruses and bacteria
Papaya holds, in addition to its high nutritional value, powerful antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It can significantly relieve joint pain, shingles, chickenpox, arthritis, colds, flu, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, borreliosis, lupus and cardiovascular disease. Papaya aids recovery and improves, additionally, your skin, nails, hair, energy levels as well as supports your eye health.
Why prefer the freeze-dried papaya powder?
The sweet-tasting and nutrient-packed freeze-dried papaya powder is a convenient way to include papaya in your daily menu and thus support your health. The freeze-dried papaya powder is equivalent to the fresh fruit, the main difference being extraction of water during the freeze-drying process, which improves the shelf-life of the product by preventing bacterial growth and spoilage. The freeze-dried powder retains all the valuable properties of the fresh fruit – the vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids. Since freeze-drying is performed at very low temperatures (below -40 degrees), all vitamins are kept and there is no need to worry about low levels of nutrients. Equally important – you will not have to make a compromise on taste, as freeze-dried papaya powder has been made from only ripe fruit, guaranteeing the best taste experience.
How to use the freeze-dried papaya powder?
Papaia powder is easy to add to your breakfast smoothie, favorite yoghurt, banana ice-cream or use it to make raw cakes. The powder is pleasantly sweet, great for the little sweet-tooths in the family.
Looking for something special? Try this tropical flavored raw cake!
For the cake you will need:
For the crust:
- 1 cup of gluten-free oatmeal
- 1 cup of dried dates, destoned
- 1 cup of dried mulberry berries
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- a pinch of salt
For the filling:
- 2 cups of mango cubes (fresh or frozen and pre-thawed)
- 1 cup of coconut cream (or the solid part of whole fat coconut milk)
- 3-4 tbsp freeze-dried papaya powder (heaped)
- Maple syrup or honey (to taste)
For the top:
- 1 cup of mango cubes (fresh or frozen and pre-thawed)
- 2 fresh passion fruits
- berries to your liking
First, prepare the crust. Place oatmeal and mulberry berries in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add coconut oil, sea salt and dates. Process until you have a sticky “dough ball”. Place the mixture over the bottom of your 21 cm cake tin, previously covered with parchment paper, press it to evenly cover the bottom of the tin and place in freezer to harden.
Now prepare the filling. Place mango together with coconut cream, papaya powder and sweetener in a food processor or powerful blender and process until you have a silky texture. When the filling is done take your cake tin with the crust out of the freezer and pour the filling on top of the base. Put it back into the freezer.
Lastly, place the mango and passion fruit in your food processor and blend until smooth. Remove your cake from the freezer and pour the top cover over the cake. Place the cake back into the freezer for 3-4 hours to harden. Before serving, let the cake sit at room temperature for a few minutes. Decorate to your liking and serve cut into slices.
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