EN on Foods

July 2005 Issue

Multipurpose Papaya Earns A+ in Nutrition

Grown worldwide in tropical climates, papaya (Carica papaya) has been used for centuries to treat worms and parasites. A low-calorie, nutrient-packed powerhouse, a papaya has more vitamin C than an orange. The succulent fruit is a rich source of the eye-saving carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.

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