Is papaya not good for pregnant woman?
Hello, my sister is pregnant. She is staying with us. She is in her 30s. Her favorite fruit is papaya. I heard that papaya is not good for pregnant woman. I would like to know is papaya good in pregnancy or not. What are all the elements present that causes the damage? If anyone is aware of it, please let me know.
@simran Unripe papaya is a rich source of: latex and papain. The type of latex in unripe papaya should be avoided. It might trigger marked uterine contractions, leading to early labor. It contains papain which your body may mistake for the prostaglandins sometimes used to induce labor. It may also weaken vital membranes that support the fetus. It is a common allergen that could trigger a dangerous reaction. Although ripe papaya can be a beneficial part of nutrition for pregnant women, unripe papaya can be very dangerous. Some pregnant women continue to eat ripe papaya throughout their pregnancy. However, some women decide to eliminate all papaya from their diet until after they give birth, as there are many other sources of nutrition to enjoy safely during pregnancy.