Papaya

Papaya

Botanical name: Carica papaya

Alternative Names
Banane de Prairie
Melon Tree
Papaye

Papaya is a fruit which is grown in a number of tropical regions, including Hawaii, Latin America, the West Indies, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, and the Philippines. Edible portions of the plant include the fruit and leaves, both of which contain variable amounts of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, minerals amino acids and proteolytic enzymes including papain.