|Heart Disease||Improved Digestion|
|Sodium||Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
Look for deep colored papayas that are orange, gold or yellow. You don’t want mushy papayas and so look for slightly firm papayas. It’s okay if the papaya is spotted as this is natural and is a sign of potentially more flavorful juice.
Peel before juicing if you have a week juicer. If you have a powerful juicer then you can also juice the peel.
I personally don’t juice the seeds. The seeds can affect the taste negatively. It’s a personal choice though if you want to juice the seeds or not.
Wash your hands after handling either the papaya skin or seeds. Both the seeds and skin can cause some people to have itchy skin. Avoid touching your eyes until after you have washed your hands.
I like papaya as it is high in papain, a natural digestive enzyme.
Depending on the quality of your juicer, a papaya may not juice well as it can be more mushy. Some papayas are better in smoothies. But if you have a good juicer and a good papaya, then you can make really delicious juice.
Hawaiian papayas, Carica papaya.
Photo by Scott Bauer.
|Nutrient||Units||Value per 100 grams|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||0.14|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||9.81|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||1.8|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||61.8|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||284|
|Vitamin A, RAE||mcg_RAE||14|