papaya

papaya

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vit C, E, A, Folic acid, Potassium
SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS  Copper, Magnesium
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Papain more  concentrated when fruit is unripe
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS
PHYTONUTRIENTS Papain – enzyme that helps digestion (meat tenderizer) can treat indigestion, allergies, chronic diarrhea, hay fever, sports injuries and other causes of trauma
PLANT FAMILY
DANGERS
RDA Papaya % RDA
Nutrient Unit per 100g
Water g 88.06
Energy kcal 43
Protein g 0.47
Total lipid (fat) g 0.26
Carbohydrate, by difference g 10.82
Fiber, total dietary g 1.7
Sugars, total g 7.82
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000 20 2.0%
Iron, Fe mg 8 0.25 3.1%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420 21 5.0%
Phosphorus, P mg 700 10 1.4%
Potassium, K mg 470 182 38.7%
Sodium, Na mg 8
Zinc, Zn mg 11 0.08 0.7%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 0.045 5.0%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 0.04 1.7%
Selenium, Se µg 55 0.6 1.1%
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 90 60.9 67.7%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.023 1.9%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.027 2.1%
Niacin mg 16 0.357 2.2%
Pantothenic acid mg 5 0.191 3.8%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 0.038 2.2%
Folate, total µg 400 37 9.3%
Choline, total mg 6.1
Betaine mg
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.0%
Vitamin A, IU IU 5000 950 19.0%
Vitamin E, total mg 15 0.3 2.0%
Vitamin D IU 600 0 0.0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 120 2.6 2.2%

The Recommended Dietary Amount (RDA) is based upon recommendations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Recommendations: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/fnic/interactiveDRI/. Using this link you can make your own calculationsNotes:

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Other information sources:

Online database of the World’s Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/index.php

Online nutrient breakdown of foods: http://nutritiondata.self.com/

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