Native to tropical regions, papaya is an unfamiliar flavor to many in Western countries. The taste of ripe papaya is often described as being similar to cantaloupe and mango. A subtle sweetness and a texture that melts in your mouth make the fruit irresistible. Dried papaya is a nutrient-dense snack that delivers energy when you need it the most.
Dried papaya has many of the same health benefits as fresh papaya. It delivers more than 100 percent of the daily recommended Vitamin C intake. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron and boosts the immune system. The fruit is also rich in Vitamin A, which supports eye health and protects the body against free radical damage. The lycopene in papaya may reduce cancer risk. Papaya contains an enzyme known as papain, which may improve digestion. In the tropics, the fruit is consumed as a remedy for constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Lycopene and Vitamin C may reduce the signs of aging skin and help the skin look more toned.
There are several ways you can eat dried papaya. The exotic fruit pairs well with ham or prosciutto wraps. You can blend the dried fruit into smoothies. The flavor of papaya is complementary to savory salads and salsas. You can also add it to yogurt and desserts.
You can experience the delicious taste and healthy nutrients in papaya without a trip to the tropics. We carry dried papaya in diced cubes, slightly larger chunks, and sliced strips. Our dried fruit comes from trusted reputable suppliers. They will always arrive to you fresh and ready to be unpacked and eaten.