Why sweet papaya?

Papaya is one of my most favorite fruits. I grew up eating papaya every day, sometimes one papaya a day. In Indonesia, papayas and bananas are the fruit staples. My house maid used to cut the papaya, and I chat with her while eating the just-cut-up papaya. When she finished cutting, I was also almost done eating it.

Since I ate so much of it, my foot soles used to be yellowish, a condition called carotenemia. This was harmless. In fact, I was proud to say that I ate so much healthy fruit every day.

I still love papaya until now. In the US, papayas are somewhat rare and/or not as sweet as the ones I would have back in Indonesia. I like to buy them once in a while and enjoy having good digestion process out of it.

Papayas have many benefits besides for helping the digestive system. Check it out on the wikipedia. If you have not, you should try it!