Tropical & Specialty Fruit
PAPAYA (AVG. 4.25LB) per/LB (avg. lb) per/lb
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Papaya Per Lb (4-6 lbs per each)
- Mexican papayas are large fruits. The flesh ranges in color from red, orange, yellow to pink and has a soft, dense, and aqueous consistency. In the center, there is also a large cavity filled with many small, round, and shiny black seeds. The seeds are edible, containing a peppery, slightly bitter flavor, and have a crunchy texture. Papayas have a mild, sweet, and musky flavor with tropical, fruity undertones.
- Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C- which strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation. The fruits are also rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and are a source of folate, fiber, iron, and magnesium. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Papayas contain a beneficial enzyme known as papain that helps break down proteins for more efficient digestion
Papaya shouldn't be left out long after it's been cut. If you're not eating all of your papaya in one sitting, store it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator to avoid spoiling.