Hawaii papayas are simply one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The highly respected Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer watchdog organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., ranks papaya as one of its Top 5 "Fantastic Fruits," along with guava, watermelon, grapefruit and kiwi. These five nutritional superstars rank well ahead of other well-known fruits such as oranges, apples and bananas.
The Center bases its nutritional scoreboard on the sum total of the percentage of the Daily Value for six key nutrients: vitamin C, folate, potassium, iron, calcium, and fiber plus carotenoids.
Papayas are also a very good source of Vitamins A and B.
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