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  Papaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The papaya, also known as mamão, tree melon, fruta bomba, lechoza (Venezuela and the Dominican Republic), or pawpaw is the fruit of the tree Carica papaya, in the genus Carica.
It is a small unbranched tree, the single stem growing to 5-10 m tall, with the spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk; the lower trunk is conspicuously scarred with the leaf scars of where older leaves and fruit were borne.
Papaya is rich in an enzyme called papain (a protease which is useful in tenderizing meat) and other proteins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Papaya   (461 words)

  
 Papaya
The papaya is one of the leading fruits of southern Mexico and 40% of that country's crop is produced in the state of Veracruz on 14,800 acres (6,000 ha) yielding 120,000 tons annually.
Papayas are frequently blemished by a condition called "freckles", of unknown origin; and mysterious hard lumps of varying size and form may be found in ripe fruits.
The papaya is regarded as a fair source of iron and calcium; a good source of vitamins A, B and G and an excellent source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/morton/papaya_ars.html   (9413 words)

  
 PAPAYA Fruit Facts
Papaya plants can also be grown from cuttings, which should be hardened off for a few days and then propped up with the tip touching moist, fertile soil until roots form.
Papaya plants should probably be replaced every 4 years or so.
Papayas are often sliced and eaten by themselves or served with a myriad of other foods.
www.crfg.org /pubs/ff/papaya.html   (1619 words)

  
 Papaya Production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Papaya fruits are good sources of Vitamin A, B and C. It is a familiar meat tenderizer because for clearing fruit juices, on fermenting liquors, pre-shrinking the quality of wo
Papaya plants are usually planted by direct seedling in the field.
The yield of well-managed papaya plantation is 35 to 40 tons of fruits per hectare which is roughly 4 times the average yield (national) of 10 tons per hectare per year.
www.da.gov.ph /tips/papaya.html   (1834 words)

  
 Floridata: Carica papaya
Papaya is a short lived plant and young plants produce more fruit than older specimens, so it is best to cultivate a succession of papayas so there will always be some heavy bearing young ones coming on.
The unripe papaya fruit and the leaves are the source of papain, an enzyme that digests protein and that is used as a dietary supplement to aid in digestion.
The papaya is closely related to the passionflowers (Passiflora spp), and not at all related to the pawpaw (Asimina triloba).
www.floridata.com /ref/c/cari_pap.cfm   (856 words)

  
 Bawarchi: Health and Nutrition: Papaya - A wholesome fruit
Papaya (Carica papaya) is a common man's fruit, which is reasonably priced and have a high nutritive value.
Papaya can be prescribed for dyspeptic patients as the papain may help in the digestion of proteins.
Papaya seeds even though have a deworming action, is not advisable to consume.
www.bawarchi.com /health/papaya.html   (601 words)

  
 The Papaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The papaya was first described by the Spanish chronicler Oviedo in 1526 from the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia.
Papayas are giant herbaceous, dicotyledonous plants which may produce fruit for more than 20 years.
Papaya ringspot virus is the most damaging in Florida, although mild mosaic and faint mottle ringspot have also been reported.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MG054   (1697 words)

  
 Papaya
Ripe papayas are terrific eaten plain or with a dollop of yogurt.
Papayas are grown in both tropical and subtropical regions, including Mexico, Brazil, India, and Southeast Asia.
Papayas with reddish flesh have a taste that differs from that of the orange-fleshed types, which are sweeter.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Food_Guide/Papaya.htm   (476 words)

  
 Papaya General Information
Papaya flowers are fragrant and have five cream-white to yellow-orange petals 1 to 2 in (2.5 to 5.1 cm) long.
Papayas also contain 16% more vitamin C than oranges and are a good source of vitamin A (about half of that contained in mango).
Soil is collected from land where papayas have never been grown, and approximately 0.5 cubic feet (14.16 cubic dm) of soil is placed in holes that are at least 1 ft (30.5 cm) in diameter and 4 to 6 in (10.2 to 15.2 cm) deep.
www.extento.hawaii.edu /kbase/crop/crops/i_papa.htm   (2831 words)

  
 Growing papaya: before you start   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Papayas are a popular first crop with new growers as they are seen as providing a quicker return than most other tree crops.
Papaya is a labour intensive crop requiring harvesting and packing at least once a week all year round.
Papayas are usually harvested 10 to 12 months from planting in north and central Queensland and after 16 months in south-east Queensland.
www2.dpi.qld.gov.au /horticulture/5326.html   (2663 words)

  
 Home Fruit Production - Papayas
Papaya is native to Central America and is grown in tropical and warmer subtropical areas worldwide.
Papaya seedlings should begin flowering in five to six months, at which time they can be thinned to a single female or bisexual plant at each site.
Papaya is a prime source of papain enzyme (meat tenderizer), so green fruit chunks and leaves can be wrapped around meat or fowl before cooking to enhance tenderness and flavor.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /extension/homefruit/papaya/papaya.html   (1317 words)

  
 5 A Day: Fruit and Vegetable of the Month: Papaya | DNPA | CDC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Papayas are a rich source of vitamin A and C. One half of a small papaya can provide 150% of the recommended dietary intake of Vitamin C.
Look for papayas that are partly or completely yellow in color, depending on variety, that give slightly to pressure, but are not soft at the stem-end.
Papayas that are hard and green are immature and will not ripen properly.
www.cdc.gov /nccdphp/dnpa/5aday/month/papaya.htm   (865 words)

  
 Papaya has been grown in tropical regions of the world for as long as history has been recorded
Papaya are high in ascorbic acid content (vitamin C) and the flesh is very high in Vitamin A. There are also small amounts of calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin present in papaya.
Papaya is also used in salads, pies, sherbets, juices, and confections.
Papain is an enzyme extracted from the papaya skin and is primarily used in the meat industry as a tenderizer.
www.2747.com /2747/food/papaya/index.htm   (411 words)

  
 Food Facts & Trivia: Papaya
The exact origination of papaya is unknown but it is believed to be native to southern Mexico and neighboring Central America.
The papaya is a melon like fruit with yellow-orange flesh enclosed in a thin skin that varies in color from green to orange to rose.
Mexican papayas are much larger then the Hawaiian types and can weigh up to 20 pounds and be more than 15 inches long.
www.foodreference.com /html/fpapaya.html   (320 words)

  
 PAPAYA (Carica papaya)
Externally the papaya latex is an irritant to the skin and internally it causes severe gastritis.
Parts of the plant are also used to combat dyspepsia and other digestive disorders (papaya contains a proteolytic enzyme which soothes the stomach and aides in digestion) and a liquid potion has been used to reduce enlarged tonsils.
The Papaya seed is viable for up to three years under cool, dry conditions and it is a herbaceous, dicotyledonous plant that may produce fruits for more than twenty years.
www.biopark.org /peru/papaya.html   (721 words)

  
 Review On Useful Healthy Eating Habits by Jacob2002 - MouthShut.com
Papaya is constituted of approx 86.5% water, 9.5 % Carbohydrates, 0.5% Proteins and the rest are ether extract, mineral salts, calcium, phosphorous and iron, gallic, tartaric and citric acids.
Papaya has the capacity to store good-effect of sunlight and hence has good amount of Vitamin D also in it.
Ripe papaya is a must for heart patients to be taken at breakfast or evening tea but not in night.
www.mouthshut.com /readreview/19917-1.html   (870 words)

  
 APSnet Feature - Transgenic Virus Resistant Papaya: New Hope for Controlling Papaya Ringspot Virus in Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Papaya is a tropical fruit crop that is normally consumed fresh and is valued as a health food because it's rich in vitamins C and A. In Hawaii, small high quality papayas, called the Hawaiian solo type, are grown commercially for export to the mainland United States and Japan.
A papaya transformation system was developed whereby young embryos from papaya seeds of the commercial Hawaiian solo cultivar 'Sunset' were transformed with the coat protein gene of a PRSV isolate from Hawaii and a promising transgenic papaya line (55-1) that showed resistance to PRSV from Hawaii was identified in 1991.
In contrast to the good results of the transgenic papaya, PRSV spread very rapidly in Puna and by late 1994, nearly half of Puna's papaya acreage was infected and a number of farmers were going out of business.
www.apsnet.org /education/feature/papaya/Top.htm   (1265 words)

  
 Papaya
Knowing Papaya’s ancestry only increased my anticipation prior to a visit last week to the new “Asian kitchen and bar” at 118 W. Chippewa Street in the ground floor of the Hampton Inn.
The menu at Papaya includes two salads that could suffice as lunch or dinner: yum nua ($11) with grilled steak, mixed greens and spicy lemongrass dressing and an Asian chicken salad ($8) with ginger dressing.
Papaya, which has seating for 88 indoors and just over a dozen outside, is open from 11 am to 11 pm Monday through Wednesday; 11 am to 3 am Thursday and Friday; 3 pm to 3 am Saturday and 3–10 pm on Sunday.
artvoice.com /menus/papaya   (965 words)

  
 Agriculture - Papaya
There are over 2,700 acres devoted to papaya farming producing more than 36 million pounds of papaya a year valued at over $20 million.
Ripe papayas are yellow-orange in color, firm yet slightly soft to the touch.
To eat a papaya, cut the fruit in half, scoop out the seeds and use a spoon to eat the meat.
www.hawaii-county.com /bigislandag/papayas.html   (184 words)

  
 Carica papaya main menu
There are many Carica papaya cultivars and a few species worth mentioning, Dr. Moi of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, has developed one such cultivar (hybrid) that will produce ripe fruit within a San Antonio growing season, and it is quite hardy, but still requires lots of summer heat to grow and produce fruit.
This is a dwarf, seedless (4-7 feet tall) plant, and the fruit having the flavor of a honeydew and lime.
This may prove to be a much hardier papaya, although one must have a cutting or a plant to start with.
www.texasriviera.com /greenthumbs/caricapapaya.html   (482 words)

  
 Papaya King: Menu
On a vacation to Miami in the late 20’s, Gus came to love the various concoctions of papaya, pineapple and orange juices so popular with local residents.
Critic Ed Levine of New York Eats calls it the “best hot dog in the world.” Papaya King has become a tradition with local residents, tourists, political and business luminaries, as well as the jet set of New York society.
Papaya King represents the ultimate in quick dining – delicious stand-up fare enjoyed as you rub elbows with all walks of people.
www.papayaking.com /html/menu.htm   (387 words)

  
 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
In fact according to the World Health Organization, herbal medicine today is still the primary source of health care for approximately eighty percent of the worlds population.
Papaya can be used as a diuretic (the roots and leaves), anthelmintic (the Leave and seed) and to treat bilious conditions (the fruit).
The Javanese believes that eating papaya prevents rheumatism and in Cuba the latex is used for psoriasis, ringworm and the removal of cancerous growth.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/papaya.htm   (1211 words)

  
 Papaya - Carica papaya
While papaya's look much like a tree, they are not, and do not develop bark characteristic of trees.
Most papaya's bear male and female flowers on separate trees.
Papaya's spread easily and have become naturalized in many areas.
www.tradewindsfruit.com /papaya.htm   (173 words)

  
 Papaya seed supplier of solo sunrise, solo sunset, red lady #786, tainung, known-you, maradol, and f1 hybrids, virus ...
Papaya seed supplier of solo sunrise, solo sunset, red lady #786, tainung, known-you, maradol, and f1 hybrids, virus tolerant Solo and other specialized F1 Hybrids
All Hawaiian Solo Papaya seed is grown in Hawaii and harvested from Grade A fruits.
Seeds are processed under strictly controlled conditions to optimize germination and freshness and all seeds are harvested from hermaphrodite parent plants.
www.papaya-seed.com /index.htm   (282 words)

  
 Articles: Consumers
But plant biotechnology in general — and improved papayas in particular — will do a lot more in the future to provide more and better food and to protect the environment.
In 1998, the “Papaya Biotechnology Network” was formed to share this technology with small subsistence farmers in Southeast Asia.
Field trials are set to begin soon in these countries and farmers — who rely on the crop to help feed their families and to earn cash — are hopeful.
www.whybiotech.com /index.asp?id=1823   (1781 words)

  
 Papaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A: Babaco is actually a papaya (paw-paw, papaya) in the Carica Genus.
A number of other species such as the mountain papaya (C. candamanensis) and the Oak-leaved papaya also have commercial potential in simular warm temperate zones.
Although babaco papaya will tolerate lower temperatures than many tropical subjects, growth is reduced and fruit flavor much impaired ; a sunny climate, with an optimum temperature range is required for production of high-quality fruit.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/fruit/babaco.html   (267 words)

  
 Export Jamaica - The Papaya Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The papaya shown are fit and ready to be exported.
When selecting a papaya, if the skin is mostly green you should leave it for a day or two for the fruit to ripen.
When selecting the papaya examine it for bruises, soft spots and any other indications of damage.
www.exportjamaica.org /papaya/story1.htm   (167 words)

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