Health Benefits, Chemistry and Mechanism of Carica Papaya a Crowning Glory

Ateeq Rahman


Mini review article highlights about the health benefits, chemistry and mechanism of papaya. Fruit and vegetables cannot be equated to that promised by nutritional pills and supplements. Nutrition experts advocate generous intake of fruits for optimum health as these food items are loaded with all the benefits. Especially papaya fruits is goldmine of vitamins C, E, K, minerals and fiber and ideal to consume at least 4-5 servings in a day. Since they are in natural form, account for largest part of water and 100% bad cholesterol free, it’s much easier for the body to process and absorb the vitamins and minerals from the fresh fruit. The chemical action of acyltransferase is studied which is extracted from ripened papaya fruit and then benzyl alcohol is acylated to give benzylacetate.


Papaya; Health benefits; Mmechanism; Vitamins; Gold mine

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