Dried papaya is rich in…
- Vitamin A, E, C, K and B-carotene
- Flavonoids antioxidants
- Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese
- B-Complex vitamins
- Vegetable fiber
- Its strong antioxidant action
- It boosts the immune system
- It helps digestion and fights constipation
- It lowers cholesterol levels
- It boosts heart health
- It protects from intestinal infections
Nutrition analysis reveals that one micro portion (40gr) of dried papaya in chunks (2 chunks) without the addition of sugar contains 100 calories, 2 gr. of protein, 26 gr. of carbohydrates (of which 16 gr. is sugar), 0 gr. of fat and 5gr. of vegetable fiber.
Correspondingly, 1 micro portion of dried papaya with added sugar contains 140 calories, 0 gr. of protein, 35 gr. of carbohydrate (of which 23 gr. is sugar), 0 gr. of fat and 1 gr. of vegetable fiber.
How to eat
You can consume dried kiwi papaya, as a snack during the day, with other dried fruit or/and seeds in order to increase its nutritional value, or by adding it in yogurt, homemade cereal bars and pastries (cake, cookies etc.).