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Updated 26 February 2013

Papaya

Papaya is thought to bring about a reduced risk of colon and cervical cancer. It is a rich source of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A. It also contains beta-cryptoxanthin.

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Papaya is thought to bring about a reduced risk of colon and cervical cancer. It is a rich source of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A. It also contains beta-cryptoxanthin.

As beta- cryptoxanthin is best absorbed by the body when eaten with fat, it is a good idea to eat papaya as part of a meal, rather than on their own.

Papaya can be eaten just as is, or mixed into fruit salads.

Calories 57
Vitamin C 37 mg
Fibre 2,6 mg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Per 100g
 
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