Papaya leaf powder is a natural product derived from the leaves of the papaya tree (Carica papaya). These leaves are rich in various bioactive compounds and nutrients, which have been traditionally used for their potential health benefits. The leaves are dried and then ground into a fine powder, which can be consumed as a dietary supplement or used in various culinary and medicinal applications.
Nutritional Content: Papaya leaf powder is known to contain a range of nutrients, including vitamins (such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E), minerals (like calcium, magnesium, and potassium), and various phytochemicals (such as flavonoids, alkaloids, and enzymes). It is particularly notable for its content of papain, an enzyme that has digestive properties and is also used in some meat tenderizers.