Papaya

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An orange-fleshed tropical fruit that is pear-shaped with a thin skin that is greenish to yellowish in color, depending on its ripeness. Its flesh has a melon-like texture with a mildly sweet taste. Smaller papayas are generally five to six inches long and weigh approximately one pound, while the larger varieties can be grown up to 10 pounds or more. Dried papaya is available in slices and makes a sweet snack. The dried slices are generally treated with sulfur dioxide to help retain their color. Fresh papaya is generally cut in half, seeds removed, peeled and then sliced. Unpeeled halves are sometimes eaten with a spoon, filled with sherbet or ice cream, or filled with salad. The seeds are also edible.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup, cubes
Calories39
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates9g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars5g
Potassium257mg
Sodium3mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories57
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates14g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars13g
Potassium31mg
Sodium5mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 oz
Calories70
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates18g
Dietary Fiber1g
Potassium79mg
Sodium5mg

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