Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Papaya seeds: An alternative seasoning

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
I'm a freelance writer & poet; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page' from tinyurl.com/pgyyx76
Nutrition (269)      Vegan (122)      Gluten Free (117)     
When we buy fruit, our primary intention is to eat the fruit, but all too often we end up wasting some of the most nutritious parts - the skin and seeds - by throwing them in the bin.

Sometimes we do save these bits, but their health benefits are skewed slightly by the way we use them. For example, grating a lemon and putting the zest in a fattening cake, or toasting pumpkin seeds and scattering salt on top of them.

Papaya seeds are another one of those ingredients that usually end up in the bin, but we can in fact use them. Papaya seeds in small doses have many health benefits, which include being anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic. There are also suggestions that they can aid in the prevention of liver disease, kidney problems, and cancer.

Chewing on the seeds can be a bit overpowering as the have a taste somewhere between pepper and mustard. This, however, also makes them a brilliant alternative seasoning to salt and pepper. Once ground, you can sprinkle it over soup, meat, fish, etc. When ground, the flavour is milder and just gives off a slight heat that can really enhance a dish.

1. Slice a papaya in half.



papaya seeds


2. Scoop out the seeds.



papaya seeds


3. Rinse the seeds with a sieve and remove any bits of pulp that are still attached.



papaya seeds


4. Pat the seeds dry with paper towels.



papaya seeds


5. Toast the seeds in the oven at its lowest setting for an hour or until the seeds are dry.



papaya seeds


6. Allow the seeds to cool before putting in a pepper grinder.



papaya seeds, ground papaya seeds, stuffed mushrooms, couscous


7. Grind the seeds over your meal.

NB: pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children should avoid eating papaya seeds as they are too strong for an infant's gastrointestinal system. Papaya seeds can also temporarily reduce men's fertility.

Related articles
Boost your health with super seeds
Quick Tip #73: The power of the pepita
Are chia seeds the ultimate super food?


Categories
#Nutrition
#Gluten Free
#Vegan
I like this Article - 5
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Bryony Harrison
Does eating a lot of eggs give you high cholesterol? #Question #Nutrition
7 answers
Although sex education is taught at school, it is important for a young girl to have her parents...
10 likes
We all know that eating too many calories will make us put on weight
8 likes
While beeswax and grape seed oil have anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil is anti-bacterial a...
5 likes
There's always been a rumour that drinking red wine is good for you, but is it really true or is...
3 answers
You can make your own body scrub by mixing together one tablespoon coconut oil with one tablespoon p...
6 likes
view all articles by Bryony Harrison
Articles by Bryony Harrison on Other Hubs
5 likes
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 42771
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
The type and quality of food we eat impacts our not just our health but our fatigue levels
5 likes
This tasty loaf contains nutritious pumpkin, dried fruit, nuts and wholemeal flour
20 likes
I love making banana bread and finding ways involve the kids in the kitchen too
5 likes
People all around the world know how beneficial spinach can be
2 likes
Do you struggle with procrastination? If you are like the majority of people, the answer is probabl...
5 likes
Celery is a delicious crunchy vegetable that is unappetising when limp
5 likes
Did you know if you are not exfoliating, your skin is not as healthy as it could be? Exfoliating ...
6 likes
Canít sleep? You are not alone
5 likes
At times we are faced by challenges that rock the core of who we are, our values and what we represe...
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (269)
Vegan (122)
Skin Care (100)
How To (64)
Lists (61)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version