it is said that in one of the arrivals of Columbus and his people to American lands, they were entertained by the natives with a succulent feast, and their men, who came from a long journey, ate until they got bad.
Their hosts then took them to the tropical forest and there they fed them papayas ( Carica , from the Greek «karike», and papaya , from the maya » páapay-ya» or «marbled zapote») to relieve their digestive problems, connoisseurs of the wonderful qualities of this fruit for the body. This may be why she was initially baptized as «angel food.»
The papaya are matured in the tree, protected individually and transported by air from Colombia to Asia and Europe, protected in boxes specifically designed for conservation.
The average dimensions of each fruit are 10 to 30 cm long and 10 to 30 cm in diameter. Its average weight is 150 g The product is marketed in boxes of 10 to 12 units of approximately 2.5Kg each
The fruit, its packaging and packaging comply with all import regulations of fresh food to Asia and Europe
Origin of Papaya
Papaya is native to Tropical America, where it was already cultivated before the discovery of America. From there it was taken to other areas by the Spanish, and is currently grown in areas as far away as Australia, Africa and America.
Papaya is native to Tropical America, where it was already cultivated before the arrival of Columbus. From there, Spanish navigators expanded their cultivation to other areas. It is currently widely cultivated in different regions such as Hawaii, Australia and South Africa.
Nutritional benefits of Papaya
With almost half papaya almost twice the daily needs of vitamin C and a quarter of provitamin A in the form of beta-carotene are covered . It also satisfies 38% of the contribution of folic acid, and almost 20% of vitamin E.
Papaya keeps a hidden asset: papain, a proteolytic enzyme, named for its ability to break down proteins.
Papaya is also rich in potassium; Half a piece provides the sixth part that the organism needs per day of this mineral. In addition, it provides soluble fiber, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, alpha linolenic acid (from the family of omega 3 oils), alkaloids that regulate blood pressure; phenols and lycopene, antioxidant action.
Digestive conditions are another of its strongest areas, especially when there is a deficit of gastroduodenal and pancreatic secretions. Gastritis, hiatus hernia, acidity and poor digestion are relieved with papaya.
In case of diarrhea, however, this fruit should not be taken, as it exerts a slight laxative effect.
Popular medicines already knew their healthy effects. Perhaps the most amazing case was its use to treat cancerous tumors for centuries and in places as diverse as Australia and Mexico.
It is now used in the form of enzyme therapy to reduce the side effects of radio and chemotherapy, and in some cases life is prolonged, although the mechanism is still unknown.
INFLAMMATION AND FLUID RETENTION
Its anti-inflammatory effects are used in treatments for internal use to combat tonsillitis, pharyngitis, arthritis or gout, and for external use, in wounds, bruises or stings.
It is also useful if you have fluid retention; in case of stress and anxiety, when there is a weak immune system, for intense physical activity, in iron deficiency anemia, for cardiovascular disorders, degenerative diseases, in low-fat diets, in case of bulimia …
Mode of consumption of Papaya
Papaya is in season all year long, but in summer and early autumn its sugars reach their highest point.
Although the varieties are numerous, almost all of those arriving in our European markets are Hawaiian and belong to the so-called Solo, which in turn there are many different cultivars: sunrise, sunset, rainbow or kapoho.
They put it just because each fruit is a ration, «only one fruit is needed per person». In the USA the Solo Golden variety also predominates.
In Spain, the only European country where they are grown, the Canary Islands produce about 10,000 tons per year of excellent quality, but up to 98% of those we buy in the greengrocers of the peninsula come from Brazil.
Papaya can be included in salads, cold soups, skewers and tapas, vegetable garnishes, delicious mixed or crushed sauces, salted foams, carpaccios, moles like avocado, in Macedonian, with ice cream, crepes, puff pastry, mousses, custards, Sweet creams, cream, yogurt, muesli or an irresistible molten dark chocolate .
Uses hot air to evaporate the water from the fruit, getting the lowest humidity at the best cost.
Our fruits ripen on the tree, are exported by air, and in a couple of days can be on the table of the consumer
Removes the water by freezing and sublimation –vacuum at 30ºC.
The fastest way to reach results is to monitor the progress you make.
Transforms the fruit into pulp whitch is easily rehydrated.
Fruits are recognized at their optimum ripeness, just when they are tastier and more nutritious. It can be washed, cut, packaged and frozen in just a few hours to get to the table at its best.