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Papaya Fruit

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Benefits of including Papaya in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Papaya. Health Benefits
Heart care, Prevents macular degeneration, Prevents rheumatoid, Arthritis prevention, Asthma treatment and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Papaya. General Benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties, Boosts immune system, Digestive aid, Healing of wounds, Maintains healthy cholesterol level and Strengthens bones
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Benefits of Papaya for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Hydrates skin, Skin revitalization, Treatment of acne and Treatment of dark spots
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Benefits of Papaya for hair. Hair Benefits
Good conditioner, Promotes longer and healthier hair, Softening mask and Treatment of dandruff
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Papaya Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Papaya fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Carotenemia On Excessive Consumtion and Latex Allergy
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Undesirable effects of Papaya on body. Side Effects
Allergic Reaction, Skin Problems and Possibly Unsafe During Pregnancy
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It tells you whether Papaya is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Papaya is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Papaya is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Papaya. Best Time to Eat
  • Don't eat after meal
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Papaya is the amount for which the nutrients present in Papaya are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
10.82 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
1.70 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
7.82 g
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39
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
0.50 g
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49
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.05
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22
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
47.00 mcg
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13
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.02 mg
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36
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.03 mg
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32
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.36 mg
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40
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.19 mg
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33
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.04 mg
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45
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
38.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
62.00 mg
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11
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.30 mg
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23
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
2.60 mcg
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24
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
1,828.00 mcg
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
89.00 mcg
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15
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
6.10 mg
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19
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.26 g
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6
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
182.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.25 mg
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40
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
8.00 mg
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11
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
20.00 mg
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22
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
21.00 mg
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12
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.08 mg
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25
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
10.00 mg
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37
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.04 mg
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48
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.11 mg
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19
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.10 mcg
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16
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
47.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
11.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
88.00 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.60 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Papaya is the amount for which the calories present in Papaya are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
Not Available
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
43.00 kcal
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
39.28 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
258.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
57.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Papaya items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Papaya juice. Calories in Juice
57.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Papaya jam. Calories in Jam
260.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Papaya Pie. Calories in Pie
220.00 kcal
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Features of Papaya that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Papaya belongs! Type
Melon, Tree Fruit
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Time of the year when Papaya is available. Season
All Seasons
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Different types of Papaya. Varieties
Coorg Honey Dew, Pusa Dwarf, Pusa Giant, Pusa Majesty, Pusa Delicious, Pusa Dwarf, Solo, Ranchi, Taiwan-785 and Taiwan-786
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Papaya is found. Color
Orange and Yellow
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Orange
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External appearance of Papaya. Shape
Oval
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How Papaya feels in your mouth! Texture
Fleshy
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Taste of Papaya. Taste
Luscious and Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Papaya. Origin
Central America and Mexico
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Papaya Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Papaya. Soil Type
Rocky, Sandy and Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
4.5-8
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Papaya. Climatic Conditions
Warm and Without Frosts
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Interesting facts about Papaya. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Papaya. Facts about Papaya
  • Papaya seeds show contraceptive effects in male monkeys.
  • Their seeds are used as a replacement for black pepper in some nations due to peppery taste.
  • Papaya is known by funny names like paw paw or papaw and the mamao.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Papaya or not. Papaya In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Papaya. Wine
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Use of Papaya in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Papaya or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Papaya or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Papaya. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Papaya. Top Producer
India
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Other countries that are known producers of Papaya. Other Countries
Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria
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Country which imports Papaya on a large scale. Top Importer
United States Of America
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Country which exports Papaya on largest scale Top Exporter
Mexico
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Papaya. Botanical Name
Carica papaya
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The alternate name of Papaya. Synonym
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Dillenhidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Brassicales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Caricaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Carica
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
C. papaya
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Generic group of Papaya. Generic Group
Papaya
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What are the General Benefits of Papaya?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Papaya Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Papaya? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, prevents macular degeneration, prevents rheumatoid, arthritis prevention, asthma treatment and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: good conditioner, promotes longer and healthier hair, softening mask and treatment of dandruff. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are allergic reaction, skin problems and possibly unsafe during pregnancy. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Papaya fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Papaya

It is important to know the nutrition details of Papaya to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Papaya fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: Not Available and calories in frozen fruit are 39.28 kcal. Thus, we can say that Papaya belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Papaya jam is 260.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Papaya are 10.82 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 1.70 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Papaya in 62.00 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 182.00 mg and 20.00 mg.

Papaya Taxonomy

Papaya taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Papaya fruit (Carica papaya) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Papaya as it is a combination of genus (Carica) and species (C. papaya). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Papaya is Caricaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Papaya

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Papaya that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Papaya Facts are:

  • Papaya seeds show contraceptive effects in male monkeys.
  • Their seeds are used as a replacement for black pepper in some nations due to peppery taste.
  • Papaya is known by funny names like paw paw or papaw and the mamao.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Coorg Honey Dew, Pusa Dwarf, Pusa Giant, Pusa Majesty, Pusa Delicious, Pusa Dwarf, Solo, Ranchi, Taiwan-785 and Taiwan-786. It is not available in seedless variety.