Anis Mirza, Akula Srujana, N Navya Priya, Victoria Joan Johnson
Carica papaya Linn is commonly called as pawpaw and belongs to family Caricaceae. A well-known popularly fruit worldwide consumed for its food and its nutritional values. In traditional system of medicine papaya fruit properties and other parts of plants are also known. Worldwide as a processed product and fresh fruit and vegetable it is consumed. Papaya fruit is healthy and delicious and it consists medicinal properties to the whole plant parts such as fruit, bark, seeds, peel, pulp, roots consists active substances which are biologically important its application in pharmaceutical industry. Due to high content of proteolytic enzymes which are predominantly isolated like chymopapain and papain which have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties and it also owed with many benefits and high content of vitamin A, B, C, iron and fiber, thiamine. Papaya latex consists of papain which is beneficial to human digestive system it has natural digestive properties and it is considered valuable nutraceutical fruit plant and multi-faceted plant. From the fruit of papaya primarily obtained papain enzyme commercially used in chewing gum industry and for natural silk-degumming In this review it has been much studied wide applications in food and pharmaceutical industry and also nutritional value of fruits.