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Source & Availability
Available all year.
Select papayas that are green to green and yellow. Unripe
papayas will be green and firm. Ripe papayas will be yellow with
green and the skin will yield slightly when pressed. Avoid
papayas with soft spots or bruises.
Green papaya can be used in salsa and added to stews or soups
like a vegetable. Papaya seeds are peppery and can be
pulverized for salad dressing and marinade. Add a slice of lemon
or lime to a papaya half at breakfast or lunch to enhance the
Store unripe papayas at room temperature away from sunlight.
To quickly ripen a papaya, place in a brown paper bag with an
apple. To store a ripe papaya, keep it in the crisper bin of your
refrigerator, away from vegetables, for a day or two.
Wash papayas carefully in cool water before using. Papayas
should be peeled and seeded before eating.
SERVING SIZE 1/2 papaya (140g)
AMOUNT PER SERVING
CALORIES from fat 0
% DAILY VALUE *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 10g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 150%
* PERCENT DAILY VALUES ARE
BASED ON A 2,000 CALORIE DIET.