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Papaya

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About This Food

Description

Papayas are tropical fruits thought to be native to the Americas.

The center of the fruit is filled with numerous tiny, glistening seeds, which are edible and can also be used as a decorative garnish.

Varying in weight from half a pound to 20 pounds and in shape from round to banana-like, papayas provide a digestive enzyme called papain.

While papayas are an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin C, and a good source of fiber, potassium and folate, they are considered "medium" on the glycemic index and are high in sugar, so enjoy in moderation.

Glycemic Index=59
Glycemic Load=10

 

Selecting & Storing

Choose papayas with smooth skin that are yellow to yellow-orange and yield to slight pressure. Ripe papayas should be placed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator for use within a week.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Folate
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s) cubes

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Calories: 55

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.2 g
Saturated Fat
0.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.05 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
35 g
ALA
35 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
13.73 g
Net Carbohydrate
11.21 g
Sugars
8.26 g
Fiber
2.52 g
Protein
0.85 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
1531.6 IU
31%
Vitamin C
86.52 mg
144%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.02 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.64 mg
5%
Folate
53.2 mcg
13%
Niacin
0.47 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.04 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.04 mg
3%
Choline
8.54 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
33.6 mg
3%
Copper
0.02 mg
1%
Iron
0.14 mg
1%
Magnesium
14 mg
4%
Manganese
0.02 mg
1%
Phosphorous
7 mg
1%
Potassium
359.8 mg
10%
Selenium
0.84 mcg
1%
Sodium
4.2 mg
0%
Zinc
0.1 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
386.4 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
1065.4 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
105 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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