Papaya (or papaw or pawpaw) is a tropical fruit tree, believed to be native to Central America. Its fruit is spherical, pear-shaped and can be as long as 20 inches. When fully ripe, the flesh is a luscious orange color with black round seeds encased in the middle part of the fruit with a a mild-sweet taste. Papayas are green in color when they are young and unripe. Ripe or unripe, both are edible although the enzymes are more potent when the fruit is unripe.
Papayas are usually eaten fresh, in salads and in sherbets. They can be juiced, pickled and candied. Because of their low water content, they do not juice well but they are blend well with other fruits and give that wonderful smoothie texture in drinks.
Known for their powerful enzymes, the leaves and fruit of the Papaya contain papain, chymopapain and other enzymes that can significantly aid in digestion; specifically in the digestion of protein. Papaya is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamins C and A (carotenoids) and flavonoids. It is rich in vitamin E, the B vitamins, folate, magnesium, potassium and is a good source of dietary fiber. This wonderful fruit is known to support the gastrointestinal system, promote healthy cardiovascular function, help maintain normal cholesterol levels and promote a healthy immune system.
Although Papaya is originally grown and cultivated in hot climate regions, with the global logistics this fruit is now made available and distributed practically anywhere in the world. When not in season, fresh Papaya may not be available or may be too expensive. Papaya in powder form is certainly a convenient, hard to resist luxury. This is where NP Nutra® comes in. Our Organic Papaya Powder is available to you year round.
We offer organic papaya powder for use in nutritional products, functional foods and beverages and natural cosmetics industries.
Our Organic Papaya Powder is free of any solvents and produced in a non-GMO facility following strict guidelines to preserve the most nutrients, color, texture and flavor. It is Certified Organic, non-GMO and Food Grade Certified.
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Papaya - Organic of course!
January 21, 2016