Like most other orange fruit and vegetables, papayas are an excellent source of the protective antioxidant beta-carotene. They also contain many other beneficial carotenoids; in fact, when researchers rated 39 foods according to carotenoids content, papayas came in at number one. On top of that, they offer more than 300 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, along with plenty of fiber and potassium.
The protease enzymes in papaya, such as papain, are similar to enzymes produced naturally in the stomach and help prevent indigestion. Preliminary studies also indicate that papain may help prevent ulcers and counteract the irritating effects of aspirin and other drugs.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 March, 2013.