Papaya is a very healthy fruit that is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and folate.
It is also rich in the anti-cancer antioxidant lycopene .
What’s more, studies show that the body absorbs lycopene better from papaya than from other lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables .
There is also some evidence that papaya may improve digestion. It contains papain, an enzyme that makes protein easier to digest .