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I would like to know if papaya is good for breaking up protein in the blood? I do not absorbe protein into my blood and it is building up, I am now in 4 stage renal failure becasue of this.

Papayas contain the enzyme papain, which breaks down protein and is used to make meat tenderizers. I’m afraid that eating papayas will probably not break down the protein in your blood. You might want to speak with a Dietitian who will be able to help you with your diet. You can find one in your area by clicking here.
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