Papaya is healthy, but avoid these foods.

Papaya comes from Mexico and Central America. Its yellow-green flesh and black seeds contain vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. When eaten alongside certain foods, papayas can be unhealthy. Papaya enzymes can hinder protein digestion.

Papaya-incompatible foods: Raw papaya

Raw papaya may cause stomach pains. Raw papaya is high in papain, an enzyme that can burn the stomach and lower abdomen.


Cucumbers are heavy in water, which can induce bloating, flatulence, stomach cramps, and diarrhoea.


Grapes are acidic, so eating them with papaya may create flatulence. Grapes and papaya's high acidity might cause gastrointestinal upset.


Fried chicken and fries with papaya may cause gastrointestinal upset. Fried meals and papaya might cause indigestion.


Orange, grapefruit, and lemon can make papaya taste sour and cause digestive issues. Papaya and citrus fruits contain high vitamin C and may cause acid reflux, heartburn, and stomach irritation.


Tomatoes and papaya may induce digestive difficulties due to their high acidity. Tomatoes and papaya can cause acid reflux and heartburn.


Spicy papaya dishes can cause stomach cramps, bloating, and diarrhea. Papaya and spicy foods might induce gastrointestinal upset.

Papaya should be eaten alone or with low-starch, low-protein foods to avoid digestive issues. Avoid eating too much papaya at once to avoid digestive issues.