Papaya is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Potassium, and a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate.
Rich in an enzyme called papain, Papaya is a natural meat tenderizer.
A squeeze of lime juice if often the only suggested addition to a papaya when eaten fresh.
This tree fruit is a berry to the botanist.
Papaya is sold in pill form to remedy digestive problems.
Papaya has been cultivated by Indians from the Caribbean down through much of South America since long before Columbus arrived in the New World.