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Papaya Juice Analysis

Traditionally Used For

Acidosis Acne
Blood Problems Constipation
Heart Disease Improved Digestion
Kidneys Liver
Tumors Ulcers
Weight Loss

A Good Source Of

Calcium Chlorine Iron
Phosphorus Potassium Silicon
Sodium Vitamin A Vitamin C
Papain

Freshness Test

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.

Important

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.

General

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.

Picture of Papayas

Hawaiian papayas, Carica papaya.

Photo by Scott Bauer.

Papaya — Nutritional Analysis

Nutrient Units Value per 100 grams
Proximates
Water g 88.83
Energy kcal 39
Energy kj 163
Protein g 0.61
Total lipid (fat) g 0.14
Ash g 0.61
Carbohydrate, by difference g 9.81
Fiber, total dietary g 1.8
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 24
Iron, Fe mg 0.10
Magnesium, Mg mg 10
Phosphorus, P mg 5
Potassium, K mg 257
Sodium, Na mg 3
Zinc, Zn mg 0.07
Copper, Cu mg 0.016
Manganese, Mn mg 0.011
Selenium, Se mcg 0.6
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 61.8
Thiamin mg 0.027
Riboflavin mg 0.032
Niacin mg 0.338
Pantothenic acid mg 0.218
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.019
Folate, total mcg 38
Folic acid mcg 0
Folate, food mcg 38
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 38
Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.00
Vitamin A, IU IU 284
Retinol mcg 0
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 14
Vitamin E mg_ATE 1.120
Amino Acids
Tryptophan g 0.008
Threonine g 0.011
Isoleucine g 0.008
Leucine g 0.016
Lysine g 0.025
Methionine g 0.002
Phenylalanine g 0.009
Tyrosine g 0.005
Valine g 0.010
Arginine g 0.010
Histidine g 0.005
Alanine g 0.014
Aspartic acid g 0.049
Glutamic acid g 0.033
Glycine g 0.018
Proline

 

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