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Paw Paw Papaya Red Each (approx 900grm)






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Certified Organic
Organic Paw Paw Red Each (Approx 900g) also known as Papaya.


Serving Suggestion: Cover with Lime Juice.

The papaya is thought to be indigenous to the West Indies and northern South America. When the Europeans first saw it they called it a tree melon as many varieties are melon shaped. In Australia, the papaya is sometimes referred to as papaw, although there is some confusion with some people only using the term papaya (or Hawaiian papaya) for the smaller variety with slightly wrinkled, yellow skin and sweet red flesh.

Papaya has distinct orange-red flesh and is pear-shaped with a yellow-orange coloured skin. Different to papaw, it has a sweeter flavour so is great in desserts or on its own.

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. Papain is especially high when the fruit is unripe and may be beneficial to those with digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome. Papain is also often extracted from the fruit to make digestive enzyme dietary supplements.

Papaya is a good source of vitamin C, folate, potassium, vitamins E, C, A and K as well as antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene.
Manufactured by: Organic Fresh from the Farm