Carica Papaya


It is very common in the Nordeste of Brazil, where it is known as mamão.

Thanks to its delicate taste, papaya is an ideal ingredient for drinks and light cocktails.

Papaya has enjoyed fast growing popularity among European consumers, who are increasingly aware of its many merits. In fact, papaya contains very good levels of vitamins (C, E and precursors of vitamin A) and particularly effective enzymes, such as the papain, which helps digestion to such extent, that it is sometimes prescribed to those who suffer from weak gastric juices.

Chemical-Physical and Nutritional average values for 100g

Nutritional properties

Values per 100g NRV* %
Energy 45 Kcal - 193 kJ
Proteins 0,6 g
Carbohydrates 10,0 g
Fats 0,2 g
Vitamin C 80,0 mg - 133% RDA
β-carotene 1,600 mg - 267 RE

Chemical-physical properties

Values per 100g
Total solids 12 g
Soluble Solids 11 °Brix
Acidity (Citric Acid) 0,2 g

* NRV = Nutrient Reference Values