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Papaya, a deliciously sweet fruit with a soft butter-like consistency, is reputed as the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. Papaya is available all year round and is a rich source of carotenes and other antioxidants, water-soluble vitamins and minerals. It is easy to administer to a baby as one of its first foods as it is very soft.
|2 People||5 Minutes||00 Minutes|
- 1 small sized ripe papaya
- 1 Peel and de-seed a fully ripened papaya.
- 2 Mash or puree as needed with a spoon or put papaya in a blender to make a thick paste.
- 3 Add milk or boiled and cooled water to thin down the consistency if needed
Serving Size 1 cup, cubes (140 g)
|Calories||62||Calories from Fat||4|
|Total Fat||0.4 g 1%||Saturated Fat||0.1 g 0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.1 g||Monounsaturated Fat||0.1 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg 0%||Sodium||12 mg 0%|
|Potassium||264 mg 8%||Carbohydrates||15.7 g 5%|
|Dietary Fiber||2.5 g 10%||Sugars||11.3 g|
|Protein||0.7 g||Vitamin A||28%|
*Based on a 2000 calorie diet