Organic Papaya - Loaded with Flavor, Color & Enzymes
Papaya (Carica papaya) was once called the "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus1. Its beautiful orange color, pleasant taste and a bounty of health benefits have contributed to this fruit's popularity all over the world. Papaya contains the enzyme papain which catalyzes the digestion of protein, as well as essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Papayas can be eaten fresh, juiced, added to beverages like smoothies and shakes or used as a flavorful and colorful ingredient in numerous dishes and desserts.
NP Nutra's Papaya Juice Powder (organic) captures all the color, taste and nutritional goodness of fresh organic papayas. Read on to find out more ...
Native to Central America and Southern Mexico, Papaya is now extensively grown and cultivated in many regions around the world. Commonly referred to as a tree, the Papaya plant is classified as a large herb that can grow as high as 30 feet when fully grown2.
Papaya fruits grow in clusters at the top end of the plant under its huge 7-lobed leaves. Pear-shaped, round or elongated depending on their variety, Papaya fruits will also vary in size and weight. Raw Papayas, green on the outside and white on the inside, are edible and highly nutritious. Their thin skin turns amber to yellow-orange as they ripen and their flesh becomes soft and takes on a vibrant hue of yellow-orange, orange or red orange..
Nutrients and Benefits
Consumed for its delicious taste, Papaya also provides many beneficial nutrients including:
- The enzyme papain which aids in the proper digestion of proteins and the enzyme chymopapain which helps promote joint health.
- The antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin which help maintain healthy skin, heart and eye health
- Vitamins A, C, E, K and the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid and the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, and copper which are essential for health
- Dietary fiber which promotes gastrointestinal health and helps maintain cholesterol levels within the normal range.
NP Nutra® tested countless Papaya powders from around the world to find the highest quality one that is both certified organic with no pesticide residues and GMO free. Our Papaya Juice Powder (organic) is being extensively tested as part of our Triple-T Verification® Program and is the only Papaya product that meets our high quality standards.
NP Nutra's Papaya Juice Powder (organic) is a partly-soluble, fine orange powder which is also Kosher certified and produced in an FSSC 22000 certified facility.
Papaya Juice Powder (organic) can be used in a variety of nutraceutical applications including dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages. It can also be used in pet foods, cosmetics and as a food coloring ingredient.
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