Originally from southern Mexico (particularly Chiapas and Veracruz), Central America, and northern South America, the papaya is now cultivated in most tropical countries. In cultivation, it grows rapidly, fruiting within 3 years. It is, however, highly frost-sensitive, limiting its production to tropical climates.
Delicious and Loaded With Nutrients. Papaya is the fruit of the Carica papaya plant. It originated in …
Has Powerful Antioxidant Effects.
Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C, and one single medium fruit provides 224 percent of recommended daily intake. One medium papaya has approximately: 120 calories.