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Papaya

energetic contribution

70 Cal / 140 gr

nutritional values

Serving size 140 gr.

% Daily value

TOTAL FAT 0%
SATURATED FAT 0%
CHOLESTEROL 0%
SODIUM 0%
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 6%
DIETARY FIBRES 10%
SUGARS 09g
PROTEIN 0 g
VITAMIN A 8%
VITAMIN C 150%
CALCIUM 4%
IRON 2%

origin

The main producers are: Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ivory Coast and Israel.

aspect and taste

There are two varieties of papaia: Solo and Messicana. Both have got a pear shape with a green-yellow skin that becomes yellow-orange when it ripens. The pulp is juicy, the flavour is similar to the one of peach and melon. Little black seeds full the central part. The pulp colour goes from dark orange to peach-colour, but some varieties have got a red tonality.

maintenance

Handle it with attention to avoid damages.

features and useful suggestions

Papaia contains a lot of vitamin C. Half fruit gives the 150% of the necessary daily value of vitamin C. It also contains a good quantity of fibres. This fruit is ripe and ready to be eaten when it is soft to pressure and the skin is almost completely yellow, yellow-orange (for about ¾)