Papaya the powerhouse of all superfoods

As you know I'm super thrilled to team up with Papaya Australia and love experimenting and exploring various ways I can use this fruit of the Angels. Papaya peppercorns

After you cut a papaya in half, scoop out the seeds with a large spoon. They are encased in a gelatinous substance that can be rinsed away in a strainer under running water. They are slightly bitter and have a spicy, peppery flavor. The seeds can be added to salad dressings or eaten as is. They can also be sprinkled on salads or soups or added to any dish as a substitute for black pepper.

Here's some Papaya Seed Benefits; According to the July 2011 issue of the journal "Molecules," papaya seeds contain phenolic and flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant properties. The April 2011 issue of the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry" reports that the seeds may contain immunomodulatory compounds that can slow tumor growth. Papaya seeds also contain compounds that may kill parasites, according to the June 2011 issue of the "Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine."

MY fave papaya recipes so far;

Papaya Popsicles

Can you guess what we are making? Our kids will love these in the next few hours to cool them down! We love Australian Papaya's 😍 We are back from our epic holiday and it's so good to be home in our slice of paradise 🌴🌊☀️👙and kitchen again🍒🍌🍉🍦 Did you know papayas peak growing season is in spring time and a whopping 1.4 tonnes hit our stores? That's 35,000 trays per week!!! How lucky are we? I am loving this super fruit loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A and Papain which helps removes dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins. Plus! The pulp of a papaya is also a basic component of many facial creams and shampoos. What can't this fruit do!?? Happy Sunday, what's on for you today? Make it fun and amazing XxDani

Chop and dice up the papaya and simply place in a high speed blender with some lime juice and pour into Popsicle moulds.

Papaya salsa salad & egg

This is such an awesome combo! Fry up your eggs sunny side up (or your preferred way) chop up some capita in, papaya, squeeze a lime and shred some mint over YUM!

Papaya Boats

Grab your favourite fruit and finely chop & a scoop of yoghurt and that's it!

Check out my favourite fruit pizza toppings! Of course papaya 😍 is on the list. Recipes on 💋💋💋 XxDani Your 365 Fitness Food Motivator

This is what I call no cleaning up after a healthy snack! No bowls to clean up as the papaya is the bowl!!

Because I am a sweet tooth, I have dedicated this bottom fridge drawer to combat my sugar cravings 😉 as we kick off our No Added Sugar challenge in February. Let's tag our recipes to #NASwithDani and support one another as we avoid ALL types of "added sugar" foods next month. Be good to yourself though and have one treat meal per week, especially on Valentine's Day 😍 More info on tomorrow which includes a FREE weekly meal planner. Come subscribe and tag your friends to join us if they're wanting to remove their "muffin top". I personally know it's all the sugar I have been eating and it's time to melt that fat!!!! YOU IN? XxDani Your Everyday Fitness Food Motivator

How about you? What's your favourite fruit? Come check out our snaps today!


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