Papaya Leaf c/s
Botanical Name - Carica papaya
Other Names - Pawpaw, Papaw, Custard Apple,
Origin - India
Flavor Profile - Papaya leaf is bitter tasting but not unpleasant.
Typical Preparations - Infusions or teas, taken in small doses. For convenience it may be taken as a capsule or extract.
Papaya is a small tree native to Mexico and South America that is now cultivated throughout tropical regions throughout the world for its fruit. While the fruit is known for its delicious flavor and as a source of papain enzyme, the leaf is valued for calcium, beta-carotene and fatty acids.
Papaya has been used since ancient times by Mayan. Papaya leaf in particular has the practical use of tenderizing meat for those living in Latin America.
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