Papayas

Papayas
Papayas

Colorful and buttery-smooth papayas are renowned for their digestive benefits. They're also rich sources of antioxidants, folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin E, and vitamin K. These nutrients promote cardiovascular health and help protect against colon cancer. To prepare for extraction, cut the papaya in half, scoop out the seeds, and remove the flesh from the rind.

Selection Process

Papayas with reddish-orange skin are ready to eat; those with yellow patches will take a few days to ripen. Avoid any overly soft or bruised papayas. Eat them fully ripened for the most antioxidant power!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup 1" pieces (145.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 62.4

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.4g 0.6%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.6%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 11.6mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 15.7g 5.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.5g 9.9%

Sugars 11.3g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.7g

Vitamin A 27.6% Vitamin C 147.2%
Calcium 2.9% Iron 2.0%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.5%
Vitamin K 4.7% Thiamin 2.2%
Riboflavin 2.3% Niacin 2.6%
Vitamin B-6 2.8% Folate 13.4%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 2.8%
Phosphorus 1.5% Magnesium 7.6%
Zinc 0.8% Selenium 1.2%
Copper 3.3% Manganese 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.