Half of a papaya has only 60 calories and contains nearly all the vitamin A and twice the vitamin C you need for the whole day. It is also an excellent source of potassium, fiber, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and calcium. Many experts consider the papaya to be among the most nutritious of fruits. Papaya is usually served chilled with a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice.
Halve papaya and scoop out the seeds. Fill with cottage cheese, cut-up fruit, tuna, chicken or shrimp salad.
Wash then halve a papaya and remove the seeds. Place a scoop of frozen yogurt, sherbet or ice cream in the hollow. Top with crushed pineapple. Sprinkle with nuts.
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Wilson, M., 2011, The Amazing Nutritious Papaya, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-25
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