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Also Known As : Papaw, Pawpaw, Papita
Technical Name : Carica papaya


Taste Profile

It is slightly sweet with musky tang taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Papaya can be eaten raw as a fruit or can be added to fruit salads.
  2. Unripe papaya paste can be used as a meat tenderizer.

Common names and forms

  1. Carica Papaya
  2. Glesed Papaya
  3. Organic Papaya
  4. Papaya Cubes
  5. Papaya Puree
  6. Ripe papaya


Papaya is a tropical fruit of the Caricaceae family. The fruit is commonly spherical to cylindrical in form. The juicy flesh is deep yellow or orange in colour. Along the walls of the large central cavity are attached numerous round, black seeds.

Health benefits

  • Papaya contains the enzyme papain which improves digestion and cleans the digestive tract.(1)
  • They have anticancer properties.(1)
  • Papain present in it kills dead cells and purifies skin.(1)
  • It is beneficial for reducing the risk of developing cataract and vision loss.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose papaya that is firm, has a smooth skin and is heavier for its size.


Eating large amounts of papaya can worsen hypothyroidism.(2)

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