Caution About Papaya Seeds
Pawpaw pulp itself has short coming especially in the diet of a pregnant woman as it is known to trigger miscarriages in certain women. While this remains a fact for the pulp, one should be cautious with the consumption of the seeds as there is no record of the amount which may trigger any form of toxicity in humans.
Although, a portion of it is no doubt is helpful but there is growing concern as papaya seeds contains a compound; Benzyl isothiocyanate which induces toxicological damage in animals at very high doses according to the December 2003 issue of “Life Sciences.” Research presented in the February 2010 issue of the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology” .
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