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.LIFE // #085

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Nutrient description from Martha Stewart:

“.. is an excellent source of beta-carotene, folate, potassium, and magnesium. And that’s only part of its appeal. “A diet rich in natural antioxidants is a real plus for disease prevention, and papaya has plenty of them,” says Kathie Swift, a nutritionist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts. “Its vitamin C and beta-carotene act as cellular bodyguards, soaking up harmful molecules created from exposure to substances such as secondhand smoke and pollution.”

Eaten best (and easiest) as a cut fruit, served chilled. My family hates to see the membranes (the part between the flesh and the seeds) left on the sliced papaya, so I have to cut off quite a bit of them away to make them presentable.

Also great as a smoothie with ginger or banana or lassi.

// An afternoon in the Kitchen


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