Papaya Maradol is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol; however, is a rich source of phytochemicals, minerals, and vitamins! Half of a papaya is only about 70 calories, contains 2 grams of fiber, and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Taste: Similar to a melon in flavor, it is juicy and sweet and provides a fragrant but not a musky aroma.
Selection: Papayas yield to gentle pressure when ripe. Their skin should be smooth and unblemished.
Ripening: Keep fruit between 70 and 80 degrees until it reaches at least 50 percent color.
Ethylene Production and Sensitivity: High
Shelf Life: Once ripe, the papaya should be used within two to three days.
Availability: Year Round
Storage: 50° – 55°F
Humidity: 85% – 95%
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