Organic Papaya (Paw Paw) - Australian

$69.32

New season Certified Organic Papaya (Paw Paw) - single whole. 

This week minimum size is 550g.

   

Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color, and the wide variety of health benefits they provide make them a popular fruit.

The possible health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.

Nutritional breakdown of papaya

Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C, and one single medium fruit provides 224 percent of recommended daily intake.

One medium papaya has approximately:

-  120 calories

- 30 grams of carbohydrate - including 5 grams of fiber and 18 grams of sugar

-  2 grams of protein

Papayas are also a good source of:

-  folate

-  vitamin A

- magnesium

-  copper

- pantothenic acid

- fiber

They also have B vitamins, alpha and beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, vitamin K, and lycopene, the powerful antioxidant most commonly associated with tomatoes.

Farmers: Boruca Farms, McIvor Valley Cooktown, Queensland Australia

Australian Certified Organic. NASAA Certificate No.: 4161

Storage recommendation: As our organic fruit and vegetables are natural and not treated with any preserving agent, we recommend that that they are kept in the fridge or cool temperatures to slow down any ripening if not being eaten once received.