Maradol Papaya

The Maradol species of papaya comes primarily from Mexico and Central America. A few hybrid varieties are produced in Brazil. Maradol papayas are large, long and rounded with a green or yellow skin color. Weighing in at 3 to 5 lbs. apiece, they are best when soft to the touch. Inside, you'll find slippery black seeds and a sweet, juicy salmon-red flesh. Their mild flavor is usually enjoyed raw, sometimes with a squeeze of lemon juice or a dusting of shaved coconut or chili power. When selecting a papaya, look for yellow to green skin that yields to gentle pressure. Avoid soft brown spots or mold. Papayas will ripen at room temperature. A good source of fiber and vitamins C and A, papayas are also high in potassium and calcium and low in calories - about 55 per cup.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 55
  • Calories from fat: 2
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Total Carbs: 14g
    • Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 31%
  • Vitamin C: 114%
  • Calcium: 3%
  • Iron: 1%

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Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round

Also Known As

  • Maradol Papaya

Handle with care to avoid bruising as the skin of the Maradol Papaya, as well as all varieties of Papayas, is very delicate. Ripen at room temperature until the fruit is slightly soft to the touch. You can refrigerate to slow the ripening process, but do not store below 50° F.

  • Maradol

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