Papaya Nutrition Facts

Papaya Nutrition Facts

Papaya may not be the one fruit diet as there is no such thing as all in one fruit, but it contains plentiful of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. These are enough to help it retain its title: the fruit of the angels, and is one of the most valuable fruit easily accessible to the masses.  One medium (304 grams) fresh papaya contains the following nutrients.

781.28 mg of Potassium – It plays many roles in your body:

  • Helps muscles to contract

  • Regulates fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells

  • Maintains normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium

  • Potassium also reduces the risk of recurrent kidney stones and possibly bone loss, as we get older.

  • Also keeps bloating at bay

72.96 mg of Calcium - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Helps to develop healthy bones and teeth.

  • Also helps our blood clot,

  • Aids how nerves send messages

  • Boosts muscles contraction. 

7.90 mcg of Vitamin K - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Helps the body to make proteins that are needed for normal blood clotting and also needed for making important bone proteins

518.02 mcg of Vitamin A - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Important for normal vision, the immune system, cell functions, bone growth, and reproduction

  • Also helps the heart,  lungs,  and kidneys to work properly

25.54 mcg of Carotenoids - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Important for normal vision, the immune system, cell functions, bone growth, and reproduction

  • Also helps the heart,  lungs,  and kidneys to work properly

3.40 mg of Vitamin E - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals

  • Helps to boost the immune system in fighting off invading bacteria and viruses

  • Also helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting within them

5.47 g of Dietary Fiber - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Makes us feel full faster

  • Normalizes bowel movements and maintains bowel health

  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight and

  • Lowers the risk of diabetes and heart disease

187.87 mg of Vitamin C - It plays many roles in your body:

115.52 mcg of Folate - It plays many roles in your body:

  • Helps the body makes healthy new cells and prevents anemia

  • Taking the right amount of folic acid before and during pregnancy also helps prevent certain birth defects, including spina bifida