A sweet, vibrant fruit packed with nutrients.
Papaya (also known as papaw), is a tropical fruit originating from Mexico. It has a waxy, yellow-green outer skin with a bright orange fleshy inside. They also have a seed-filled center. Surprisingly enough, their seeds are also edible!
Health Benefits of Papayas:
Thanks to their lengthy list of vitamins and minerals, papayas have been tied to a number of possible health benefits. From preventing heart disease and some cancers to improving digestion and blood sugar levels, papayas are connected to it all.
Nutrient Breakdown of Papayas:
*per 1 cup, 140g (1)
- Carbohydrate | 13.7g
- Fiber | 2.5 g
- Vitamin C | 144% DV
- Vitamin A | 31% DV
- Folate | 13% DV
How To Use:
Papayas are delicious when fresh on their own, thinly sliced with a bagel similar to lox, mixed into a fruit salad, or even blended into a smoothie!
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