Formosa Papaya

Formosa Papaya has already won many tastes for its consistency and distinct flavor.

Formosa has its origin in the 15th century, when the variety was taken from Taiwan to Brazil by Portuguese colonists. Its name comes from the Portuguese word that is synonymous with “beautiful”.

The same name is used in the United States, Canada and in European countries. The variety has a larger format than the others and, therefore, it is a common choice for family consumption, for example. Formosa is low in calories, low in fat and sugar and has zero cholesterol. It can be consumed as vitamins, in fruit salad and mainly in natura.

Its reddish pulp indicates a higher concentration of Lycopene. This nutrient is characterized by being an excellent ally against diabetes, hypertension and cancer, since it fights free radicals and reduces the risks of the appearance of chronic diseases. This variety, like the other versions of papaya, also offers all the vitamin C indicated

for a daily diet, even in a 100g serving. Papaya also has dietary fiber and a substance called papain that helps the bowel functions. The presence of carpaine makes consumption of papaya also beneficial in preventing cardiovascular diseases.

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Nutritional values of papaya

¹ USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20 (2009)
² Daily values ​​for an adult or child over 4 years based on a 200 calorie diet.