I once blended whole papaya with seeds to prepare smoothie. After consuming it, I experienced abdominal cramps. I would like to find it if the experience was due to the papaya smoothie I consumed.

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Papaya seeds are edible. They are high in insoluble fiber and that can affect digestion, but those health aspects are off-topic for this site.

  • If the skin was included; it contains a latex which is irritant. I don't know if it would affect the stomach/intestines, but certainly can irritate the skin. Unripe ones also contain more of this, which can lead to irritation of the intestines apparently. Seeds = fiber = gas...
    – bob1
    Feb 7 at 20:13

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