Papayas are tropical fruits with a creamy texture and a fairly sweet flavor. They are round and plump and come in a variety of sizes. Papayas are relatively low in calories and they can be part of a healthy diet. Papaya flesh is rich in fiber and has a high water content - small papaya only contains about 70 calories. They have antioxidants, which helps protects cells from damage and may lower the risk of cancer. Due to their levels of Vitamin C, they can help boost your immune system and protect you from some illnesses and infections. Their edible seeds have a variety of health benefits too. You can rinse them in water and then let them air dry, then grind and add them as a topping for a crunchy, peppery taste. Raw papayas can be used in a refreshing fruit salad, or roast them to make tasty side dishes.
Fresh, juicy papaya
A healthy snack for any time of the day
Slice and add to smoothies, fruit salad
Low in cholesterol
High in fiber
Approximate weight 1.5 lbs.
Includes papaya, 1 ct.