Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
May reduce anxiety
May reduce risk of osteoarthistis
Prevents sinusitis
Provides energy
Relieves cramps

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 fruit; Calories: 67; Fat: .4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 13mg; Carbs: 15g; Fiber:3g;  Sugars: 9g; Protein: 1g; Potassium: 8%DV; Vitamin A: 33%DV; Vitamin C: 159%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • The skin of a Papaya can be used as a external treatment of skin wounds to speed up healing time.
  • Young papaya fruit contains enzyme called papain. Papain has been used as a natural meat tenderizer for thousands of years.
  • Papaya seeds resemble peppercorns and are edible. They can be ground up and used as a substitute for black pepper.

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • In salads
  • In sorbet
  • With yogurt
  • Blended in a smoothie

Farming Trivia:

  • Papaya originally came from southern Mexico and northern parts of South America
  • Papaya was introduced to Hawaii in the early 1800s. Today, Hawaii is a U.S. state that is the only commercially cultivated papaya
  • In Australia, papaya is referred to as "Papaw" or "Paw Paw"

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.