With its delicious tropical taste papaya (also known as Paw Paw) is not just fantastic on its own as a fruit, but it’s also an ideal ingredient in smoothies, juices, shakes, pastries, salads, and more!
This canned organic papaya makes the popular fruit available all year-round in convenient preserved form. Like all canned organic foods, papaya is conserved using only natural ingredients. The fruits are grown without pesticides or artificial stimulants, so the product within the can is free of the harmful chemicals that would otherwise concentrate during the preserving process. Pineapple juice and citric acid not only preserve the papaya naturally, but enhance the flavor and add natural sweetness without the need for extra sugar.
Organic Paw Paw has the advantage of being completely gluten-free, which makes it and ideal replacement for wheat-based salad toppings like croutons. When canned fresh, as in this case, the sappy fruit becomes naturally tender and versatile, and a great ingredient or snack, regardless of the situation. Its incredibly high levels of Vitamin C makes it a magnificent choice for conscious eaters interested in maintaining the health and strength of their immune systems.
Furthermore, papaya contains good amounts of vitamin A, folate, potassium, and dietary fiber, as well as smaller amounts of other B group vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. The nutritional value of papayas is also boosted by the fact that it delivers certain flavonoid compounds such as lutein, beta carotene, and cryptoxanthin, all of which have antioxidant properties. Thanks to all the health-fortifying nutrients, papaya is good for promoting smooth digestion and prevent constipation, maintaining healthy skin and mucus membranes, and supports good eye vision.
This tasty fruit also offers anti-inflammatory qualities, because it contains a few, protein-digesting enzymes, including chymopapain and papain, which have been proven to lower inflammation processes, and speed up wound healing. It’s also worth noting that consuming more natural beta-carotene-rich foods like papaya, greatly reduces the risk for oral cavity and lung cancer.