Pappaya

Pappaya

Scientific Name :

Carica Papaya

Medicinal Value :

Used to remedy colic, a certain stomach disorder or cramp. Ripe papaya fruit is laxative.

Nutrient Value :

Papaya is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. It is a very good source of folate and potassium. In addition, it is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin E, and vitamin K.

Culinery and Other Values :

Used in curries, salads, payasam, etc. they are also used as a face pack. Papaya extracts are used in several cosmetics.

Glossary :

  • English : Pappaya
  • Tamil : Pappali Kai
  • Malayalam : Kappanga / Omakaya
  • Telugu : Boppayi Pandu
  • Kannada : Parangi / Papaya / Papali
  • Hindi : Papita / Pyaz / Shimla Aloo
  • Bengali : Pepe / Kancha / Paypay
  • Gujarati : Papayi
  • Konkani : Pappaiphel / Papayi / Popai
  • Marathi : Popai
  • Oriya : Amrut Bhanda
  • Punjabi : Pepita
  • Tulu : Bappangai