2 – Papaya and digestion
Papayas contain the protein-digesting enzyme papain. Papain breaks down protein fibers and can help with digestion. Papain is more concentrated in papaya when it’s unripe.
Papain is used in digestive enzyme supplements as well an ingredient in many meat tenderizers. Papain is also used to treat a number of conditions, such as indigestion and chronic diarrhea.