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Called the 'fruit of the angels' by Christopher Columbus, papayas are native to Central America and have long been revered by the American Indian populations in that area. Upon conquest, the Spaniards and Portuguese brought these deliciously sweet jewels with them to many other subtropical lands to which they journeyed, including India, the Philippines and parts of Africa. Papayas were brought into the United States in the 20th Century. Today, these delectable fruits are grown in Hawaii, the major U.S. producer of papaya fruit since the 1920's.
The papaya is a nutritional powerhouse, containing the anti-oxidant vitamins C and E, and well as high folate and potassium content. Papayas are high in fiber, magnesium, and the carotenes. Papayas contain papain (an enzyme) which has functions such as helping to prevent parasites. This necessary digestive enzyme is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Areas where papaya can be helpful:
It can assist in the digestion of proteins. The process that converts proteins into amino acids that the body needs to maintain a healthy system
Due to their unique and dynamic nutritional profile papayas are also know for their anti-inflammatory effects, immune supporting properties, maintenance of heart health, maintenance of healthy eyes and vision, maintenance of respiratory system.
This all-natural Hawaiian papaya puree is a delicious, convenient, healthy way to ensure that you get your daily requirement of essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and enzymes.
Features & Health Benefits:
All Natural Ingredients
Nutritionally Great Tasting
No Sugar Added
Improves General Metabolism
Beneficial As A Dietary Supplement
Space Saving 16 oz size
Ideal For Smoothies
Delicious Healthy Toppings