There is no official advice about papaya, and seeing as there's official advice about all sorts of things that people would have to go through some serious effort to get, I figure it's bunkum. Eat your yoghurt
edit: OK a quick google, apparently eating unripe papaya isn't good. But who the hell goes around eating unripe exotic fruit? Chances are the 3% of papaya in the yoghurt was ripe.
Fully ripe papayas do not present a problem for pregnant women and are actually a healthy source of vitamins A and B, potassium and beta-carotene. It is however, the unripe papaya that poses a threat. Unripe papayas contain pepsins in their latex that may induce contractions and lead to miscarriage, according to a British Journal of Nutrition report.
Yes, it is safe to eat papaya during pregnancy, as long as it is ripe. A well-ripened papaya is full of vitamins and nutrients. Papaya helps to prevent and control constipation and heartburn. For these reasons, many experts recommend that pregnant women eat moderate amounts of ripe papaya.
Some women make a tonic by blending portions of ripe papaya with milk and honey. This mixture is considered a rich source of nutrients for pregnant and nursing mums.
However if the papaya is unripe, then no, it isn't safe. An unripe or semi-ripe papaya is rich in a substance called latex. Research shows that this concentrated form of latex may trigger uterine contractions. Also, papaya skin and seeds shouldn't be eaten.
I really don't think this is a big thing, unless someone has a papaya tree and a lax attitude to harvest times.
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