picture taken by me


... that papaya is a berry

... papaya seeds are edible and can be used as pepper

... Carica papaya was the first genetically modified fruit introduced to the United States food supply in 1990

... the bark on the papaya tree can be used to make rope

... if you eat too much papaya, your hands and feet can temporarily turn orange due to the carotene


Nutritional Value

Papaya Image:  Theresa KleesPapayas are a fat free food that is very good for you. They are a great source of fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.  In a medium sized papaya (304g) there is 5g of fiber, 300% of your daily value of Vitamin C and 63% of your daily value of Vitamin A and has about 119 calories. It is also a great source of anti oxidants such as beta-carotene.  Carica papaya is also high in natural sugars which provides a great boost of energy.









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