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Papaya Spears - 1 lb bag (Raw, Organic, Sun-Dried) - Upaya Naturals


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Papaya Spears - 1 lb bag (Raw, Organic, Sun-Dried) - Upaya Naturals

Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya was reputably called the "fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus. Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year. Although there is a slight seasonal peak in early summer and fall, papaya trees produce fruit year round.

Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped fruits that can be as long as 20". The ones commonly found in the market usually average about 7 inches and weigh about one pound. Their flesh is a rich orange color with either yellow or pink hues. Inside the inner cavity of the fruit are black, round seeds encased in a gelatinous-like substance. Papaya's seeds are edible, although their peppery flavor is somewhat bitter. The fruit, as well as the other parts of the papaya tree, contain papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. This enzyme is especially concentrated in the fruit when it is unripe. Papain is extracted to make digestive enzyme dietary supplements and is also used as an ingredient in some chewing gums.

Product of Sri Lanka

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per
100 grams
Calories 43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 8 mg0%
Potassium 182 mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 11 g3%
Dietary fiber 1.7 g6%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 0.5 g1%
Vitamin A19%Vitamin C101%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-60%
Vitamin B-120%Magnesium5%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Not as sweet and tougher than expected May 5, 2020
Reviewer: Jesse Stuart from Ottawa, ON Canada  
I was expecting them to be similar to dried mango in terms of sweetness and texture. They ended up being rather tough (hard to chew), not very sweet at all, and I could barely taste any flavour. As a result I've barely eaten any of them. Perhaps I just got a less than ideal batch?

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Upaya Naturals is my go-to source February 14, 2018
Reviewer: Susan from Ottawa, ON Canada  
The Papaya Spears make a tasty chewy snack! We were thrilled to discover Upaya years ago. We trust them because they specialize in high-quality pure health products. And deliveries are always prompt and service is second to none.

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5 of 5 Addictive November 6, 2017
Reviewer: Annette from Calgary, AB Canada  
I can't stop ordering these.  I go through a bag of these every month.  They smell a bit funky but they are absolutely addictive.  They are on the chewy side but soften up in your mouth and actually taste like papaya, not like those bright orange sugared up dried papaya you get everywhere else.

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