Papaya is one of the most versatile fruits there is. Seriously. No part of this tropical fruit goes to waste, ripe or not, and that includes the leaves and, yup, seeds!

Papayas are considered to be one of the most power-packed fruits, health-wise, which is why you will often find them on many lists of superfoods you need to add to your repertoire.

Papaya seeds are as adaptable as the fruit itself when it comes to incorporating them into your diet. But before we get to that, it’s perhaps important to quickly highlight why you should be adding these bitter little guys into your menu.

Papaya seeds are right up there in terms of nutritive benefits. They are high in fiber and serve as a rich source of monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. In a nutshell, their benefits include, among others:

  • The ability to destroy intestinal worms and parasites
  • They aid in digestion
  • They kill harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli, as well as help with viral infections
  • They are good for the skin
  • They help in liver detoxification
  • They reduce inflammation of the joints
  • Fighting candida yeast overgrowth


Now that you know their potential benefits, here are three ways on how to eat papaya seeds:

  1. Eat Raw

One way to eat papaya seeds is to consume them as is.

For this, you will need to get a papaya fruit (or two). You can opt for either variety available in the United States — Hawaiian or Mexican papayas.

When you have your fruit, scoop out the seeds and keep the seeds you are not using at that particular time in an airtight container for storage in the fridge.

Read more…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Herbal Goodness

Herbal Goodness is the #1 manufacturer of organic super greens, supplements, extracts, and food products. Learn more about us @