Papaya - Cert. Organic
The papaya or papaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, in the genus Carica, a tree growing five to ten meters high. Native to the tropics of Central America, South America, Mexico. Mexico began cultivating the fruit many centuries ago.
This fruit contains the enzyme papain. Papain is a proteolytic enzyme which is extracted from the latex papayotin and also contains the enzymes chymopapain A and B and papaya peptidase. Papain has high exfoliating properties - removing dead skin, and specifically damaged skin. Another use of the papaya juice is to help reduce and attenuate freckles or brown spots due to exposure to sunlight, smoothing the skin and creating a healthier looking skin.