Can We Eat Banana and Papaya Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and papaya together or one after another. Because they can provide a powerful combination of nutrients that can benefit the health of the heart, the immune system, and the digestive system.

Banana and papaya both are healthy fruits.

Banana contains potassium, vitamin B6, and manganese, while papaya has vitamin C, folate, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, banana and papaya should not be eaten together or one after another, as they are considered to be anti-fruits.

Ayurveda believes that consuming them together can disturb the digestive system and cause indigestion, vomiting, nausea, gas, and frequent headaches.

But according to science, there is no conclusive evidence to support this claim.

Science suggests that eating banana and papaya together can provide a combination of nutrients that can benefit the health of the heart, the immune system, and the digestive system.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first. If after eating banana and papaya together you experience any side effects, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of banana and papaya you consume.

Because eating too much of any fruit can cause excess sugar intake, weight gain, and tooth decay.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose ripe and fresh banana and papaya.

Because ripe fruits have more flavor, sweetness, and nutrients than unripe ones.

And fresh fruits are better than canned or frozen ones, as they have less added sugar, preservatives, and artificial colors.

You can store banana and papaya at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Do not store them in direct sunlight, as they can ripen too quickly and spoil.

And do not store them in plastic bags, as they can trap moisture and cause mold growth.

Finally, remember, banana and papaya are delicious and nutritious fruits that can be enjoyed in moderation.

They can be eaten raw, blended into smoothies, added to salads, or baked into desserts.

They can also be combined with other fruits, nuts, seeds, yogurt, or milk for a more balanced and satisfying snack.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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