It’s more than just a papaya…

The “Fruit of Angels”, as it was called by Christopher Columbus, is loaded with various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a powerhouse of health benefits that is available 12 months of the year.

Immunity booster

Papaya is an excellent source of Vitamin C. A single papaya contains more than double the daily requirement of Vitamin C. It is also rich in Vitamin A, and together these 2 vitamins will help you fight off the flu and other illnesses. It is important to get your dose of vitamin C on a daily basis as your body doesn’t produce or store vitamin C.

Digestive Health

Papaya is the only fruit that contains an enzyme called papain. Papain is an enzyme which aids in digestion. Papaya is also high in fibre which helps improve digestive health. By eating a papaya daily, your gut will thank you!


Even though papaya is a sweet tasting fruit, it has a low sugar content and is high in fibre making it an excellent option for diabetic.

Skin and Hair Health

Because of its high vitamin A content, papaya is also known to increase skin and hair health.

Protect your vision

Papaya is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin A which helps your vision from degenerating. These antioxidant vitamins may help against age-related macular degeneration.

Lowers Cholesterol

Papaya is rich in fibre which has shown to lower cholesterol levels. Its high Vitamin C and antioxidant contents also prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries.

Bone Health

Papaya contains Vitamin K which is important in maintaining good bone health. It is also well known that Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen. Increased vitamin C levels create greater bone density.

Papaya Soap

The Lowveld Soap Company creates these beautifully handmade Papaya Soap Bars using our Neofresh papayas. Papaya is the only fruit that contains the papain enzyme which is used as a natural exfoliator to remove skin impurities, leaving you with a glowing skin. By using natural ingredients, essential oils and no preservatives, your skin will thank you!