Papayas have been given the name "super fruit" by today's health practitioners, and also the name "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus. The papaya fruit deserves both names as it is very nutritious for you and heavenly tasting at the same time!
As you can see from the papaya nutritional value chart above, Hawaiian papayas (and papayas from other places) are an excellent fresh natural source of vitamins and other nutrients: vitamin C, folate, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
Research is showing that the nutrients in Hawaiian papayas: promote the health of the cardiovascular system, provide protection against colon cancer, help prevent atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Hawaiian papayas also promote digestive health, have anti-inflammatory effects, support your immune system, protect against macular degeneration, protect against rheumatoid arthritis, and promote lung health.
Read more details about the above statements and why Papayas are one of the healthiest foods.
If you cannot get fresh papayas year round at your local mainland market (especially in the winter), we can ship fresh Hawaiian papayas from the Big Island Hawaii direct to your doorstep! Receive the gift of health for you and your loved ones from a company you can trust.
We received this unsolicited letter from a customer today:
What a treat it was to get to enjoy fresh delicious Hawaiian papaya here in North Carolina. We can't get Hawaiian papaya here. Our grocery stores usually carry papayas from South America and we've never seemed to find them to taste even half as good as Hawaiian papayas do.
The package arrived in just 3 days! There were 10 papayas in total and the last one is now gone. Even though we shared them with family that had never tried papaya before, the package still lasted a week. Everyone loved the papayas! We've saved some seeds to dry and use as a meat tenderizer (per your post) and possibly even try to grow a tree in a greenhouse. Mahalo for offering us mainlanders the opportunity to have fresh papaya at home!
Don't forget to check out our Hawaiian Papayas blog category for recipes and directions for papaya seed dressing, marinade, meat tenderizer, spice, salsa and more!