Papaya is a tropical fruit. The origin of this fruit comes from Central America, then spread to various other hemispheres. The papaya plant has the Latin name Carica papaya, included in the Caricaceae family.
Papaya fruit is known as one of the fruits that have high levels of potassium and vitamin C. Also contains antioxidants such as carotene, flavonoids, folate and pantothenic acid.
Other nutritional content found in papaya fruit is the enzyme papain. The name papain is taken from the word papaya, typical of papaya plants. This enzyme actually exists in papaya sap. So not only in fruit, but also in the leaves and stems.