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Paw Paw is another name for this fruit.

The pulp of ripe papaya makes a super face mask, honey can also be added.


Papaya, when it is eaten first thing in the morning, coats the stomach wall with papain, preventing acidity and indigestion.

A cup of papaya eaten everyday improves heart health.

Papayas, raw - Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 100 grams
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0 %
   Saturated Fat 0g 0 %
   Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0  %
Sodium 8mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4  %
   Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7 %
   Sugar 8g
Protein 0g 1 %
Vitamin A 19%  Vitamin C 101%
Calcium 2%  Iron 1%
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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Nutrition summary




2.2 g


39 g


1.6 g
Papayas, raw
Percent breakdown of 43 total Calories (kcal)
Protein 3.67% (0.5 g x 3.4 Kcal/g = 1.6 kcal)
Fat 5.06% (0.26 g x 8.37 Kcal/g = 2.2 kcal)
Carbohydrate 90.59% (10.82 g x 3.6 Kcal/g = 38.95 kcal)


Nutrient Amount %DV
Betaine ~
Carotene, alpha 2 mcg
Carotene, beta 274  mcg
Choline 6.1 mg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 589  mcg
Folate, DFE 37  mcg 9.25 %
Folate, food 37  mcg 9.25 %
Folate, total 37  mcg 9.25 %
Folic acid 0  mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 89 mcg
Lycopene 1828  mcg
Niacin 0.36  mg 1.78 %
Pantothenic acid 0.19 mg 1.91 %
Retinol 0  mcg
Riboflavin 0.03  mg 1.59 %
Thiamin 0.02 mg 1.53 %
Tocopherol, beta 0.02 mg
Tocopherol, delta 0.01 mg
Tocopherol, gamma 0.09 mg
Vitamin A 950  IU 19 %
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0 %
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg 1.9 %
Vitamin C 60.9 mg 101.5 %
Vitamin D 0 IU 0 %
Vitamin E 0.3 mg 1 %
Vitamin K 2.6  mcg 3.25 %

Protein and Amino Acids

Nutrient Amount %DV
Protein 0.47 g 0.94 %
Essential Aminos
Histidine 0 g
Isoleucine 0.01 g
Leucine 0.02 g
Lysine 0.02 g
Methionine 0 g
Phenylalanine 0.01 g
Threonine 0.01 g
Tryptophan 0.01 g
Valine 0.01 g
Non-essential Aminos
Arginine 0.01 g
Alanine 0.01 g
Aspartic acid 0.05 g
Cystine ~
Glutamic acid 0.03 g
Glycine 0.02 g
Hydroxyproline ~
Proline 0.01 g
Serine 0.02 g
Tyrosine 0 g
Methionine 0 g
Phenylalanine 0.01 g

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nehakhandelwal, India

Papaya fruit is a rich source of nutrients such as provitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, B vitamins, dietary minerals and dietary fibre. Papaya skin, pulp and seeds also contain a variety of phytochemicals, including natural phenols. Danielone is a phytoalexin found in the papaya fruit. This compound showed high antifungal activity against Colletotrichum gloesporioides, a pathogenic fungus of papaya. Papayas have a relatively high amount of pectin.

chini, India

ripe papaya mashed and mixed with honey acts as a good detanning mask

mamii, India

papaya is the best face pack for face and the body,it is very good result in complextion in my experience i swear

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