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Papaya: Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Papaya

  1. The papaya is a tropical fruit that in 2020 is not yet widely consumed in the Netherlands. You see about mangoes but that does not apply to papayas. Papaya contains many vitamins, such as beta-carotene, which can be converted by the body into vitamin A and has a positive effect on the eyes, the skeleton, the production of testosterone and estrogen, the mucous membranes and the skin. The fruit also contains a number of B vitamins, which are necessary for the nervous system and bones, among other things. There is also vitamin C in papaya. This vitamin strengthens the immune system and with a good piece of papaya you can already meet your daily vitamin C requirement. Vitamin E in papaya ensures healthy cells and has an antioxidant effect. In short, the papaya is a healthy fruit full of vitamins. Keep papaya out of the refrigerator.

Characteristics of papaya

  1. Form The shape of the papaya is spherical and often resembles large mangoes

Nutritional value

  1. The tropical fruit consists of 87 percent water and, at 32 calories per hundred grams, is anything but a fatter. Papayas are known for their protein-splitting substances, especially papain. The papaya is also a vitamin C bomb: there are 60-80 milligrams of vitamin C in 100 grams of papaya; the daily requirement for an adult is 75 milligrams, according to the Nutrition Center. A fruit therefore contains more vitamin C than the body needs per day. Other ingredients are provitamin A which is converted in the body into vitamin A, phosphorus, calcium, iron and sodium. With 211 milligrams per hundred grams, papaya is a good source of potassium. In addition, almost 2 g of fiber are produced

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