Botanical Name of Papaya

Botanical Name: Carica papaya

Papaya (Carica papaya) is one among the 22 species falling under the genus Carica. The papaya tree is a sparsely branched tree which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Papayas are cultivated for their fruits, which are quite sweet when it is ripe. It is also loaded with nutrients, especially vitamin C and antioxidants such as lycopene.

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