Papaya, Large Red

Papaya, Large Red

Papaya, Large Red

About Large Red Papaya

The large red papaya (photo above) ripened to this yellow color on our countertop.  Select a papaya that is firm and free of blemishes and damage (the brown spotting is natural and is present even when the papaya is still green).  A papaya is a real treat for breakfast, dessert, or a snack (see our recipe).  Save the seeds to make a great salad dressing.  See the nutritional chart (below) for raw papayas.

Papaya, Green

The large red papaya is harvested from the tree while still green and shipped.  This one was still green when we purchased it.  A papaya will ripen on the kitchen countertop.

Papaya, Ripe

As the papaya begins to ripen on the countertop, the skin begins to yellow.   The photo of the fully ripened papaya is above.
Papaya Half

Papaya Half

This is the inside of a ripe large red papaya that has been split in half.
Close-up of Seeds

Close-up of Seeds

This is an enlarged photo of the seeds inside a large red papaya.

Papayas, raw

Scientific Name: Carica papaya

NDB No: 09226

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
88.83
36
0.300
Energy
kcal
39
0
Energy
kj
163
0
Protein
g
0.61
31
0.031
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.14
10
0.042
Ash
g
0.61
33
0.030
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
9.81
0
Fiber, total dietary
g
1.8
0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
24
5
7.198
Iron, Fe
mg
0.10
20
0.019
Magnesium, Mg
mg
10
20
1.825
Phosphorus, P
mg
5
20
0.481
Potassium, K
mg
257
14
27.569
Sodium, Na
mg
3
14
0.355
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.07
2
Copper, Cu
mg
0.016
18
0.001
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.011
18
0.001
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.6
0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
61.8
89
2.244
Thiamin
mg
0.027
17
0.002
Riboflavin
mg
0.032
19
0.002
Niacin
mg
0.338
15
0.036
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.218
0
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.019
1
Folate, total
mcg
38
0
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
38
0
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
38
0
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
284
1
Retinol
mcg
0
0
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
14
1
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
1.120
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.043
0
4:0
g
0.000
0
6:0
g
0.000
0
8:0
g
0.000
0
10:0
g
0.000
0
12:0
g
0.001
2
14:0
g
0.007
3
16:0
g
0.032
3
18:0
g
0.002
3
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.038
0
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.020
3
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.018
3
20:1
g
0.000
0
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.031
0
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.006
3
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.025
3
18:4
g
0.000
0
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.008
6
Threonine
g
0.011
1
Isoleucine
g
0.008
1
Leucine
g
0.016
1
Lysine
g
0.025
7
Methionine
g
0.002
5
Phenylalanine
g
0.009
1
Tyrosine
g
0.005
1
Valine
g
0.010
1
Arginine
g
0.010
1
Histidine
g
0.005
1
Alanine
g
0.014
1
Aspartic acid
g
0.049
1
Glutamic acid
g
0.033
1
Glycine
g
0.018
1
Proline
g
0.010
1
Serine
g
0.015
1

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15 (August 2002)

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