Papaya is regarded as a wholesome fruit. The daily requirements of some of the essential nutrients like proteins, minerals, vitamins can be met from this fruit.
The ripe fruit are eaten throughout the tropics for breakfast and dessert, and in fruit salads. They are used for making soft drinks, jams and ice-cream flavouring. They are also canned in syrup, Unripe fruits are generally taken as a vegetable.
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