It is very common in the Nordeste of Brazil, where it is known as mamão.
Thanks to its delicate taste, papaya is an ideal ingredient for drinks and light cocktails.
Papaya has enjoyed fast growing popularity among European consumers, who are increasingly aware of its many merits. In fact, papaya contains very good levels of vitamins (C, E and precursors of vitamin A) and particularly effective enzymes, such as the papain, which helps digestion to such extent, that it is sometimes prescribed to those who suffer from weak gastric juices.
Chemical-Physical and Nutritional average values for 100g
|Values per 100g||NRV* %|
|Energy||45 Kcal - 193 kJ|
|Vitamin C||80,0 mg - 133% RDA|
|β-carotene||1,600 mg - 267 RE|
|Values per 100g|
|Total solids||12 g|
|Soluble Solids||11 °Brix|
|Acidity (Citric Acid)||0,2 g|
* NRV = Nutrient Reference Values