Making Smoothies with Papaya

Papaya is a large tropical treefruit, sometimes called "papaw" or "pawpaw." Papaya fruit is sphere-shaped and can range in size from roughly 7 to 20 inches in length. Ripe fruits have mostly yellow skin (may have some green remaining), with soft, buttery textured, peachy-orange or yellow flesh dotted with several black seeds in the center. Ripe papayas have a sweet, musky flavor and also contain notes of melon.

Papaya Flavor Pairings

Cayenne Pepper (spice), Cinnamon (Ground), Peppermint, Spearmint, Nutmeg (ground), Olive Oil, Avocado (commercial), Blackberry, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Melon (cantaloupe), Orange, Banana, Raspberry, Strawberry, Grapefruit, Melon (honeydew), Passion-fruit, Peach, Pineapple, Arugula, Bell Pepper (red), Carrot, Jalapeno, Cilantro, Garlic, Ginger Root, Cucumber, Jicama, Lettuce (romaine), Lettuce (green leaf), Onion, Lettuce (iceberg), Lettuce (red leaf), Onion (spring/scallion), Shallots, Spinach, Mung Bean, Kale, Coconut Meat, Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Tofu (soft), Agave, Honey, Brown Sugar,
Papaya Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 43.0
Calories from Fat 2.34
Total Fat 0.26g
Saturated Fat 0.081g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.072g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.058g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 8.0mg
Potassium 182.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.82g
Dietary Fiber 1.7g
Sugars 7.82g
Protein 0.47g
Vitamin A 47.0µg
Vitamin C 60.9mg
Calcium 20.0mg
Iron 0.25mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Choline 6.1mg
Folate 37.0µg
Niacin 0.357mg
Riboflavin 0.027mg
Thiamin 0.023mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.038mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.3mg
Vitamin K 2.6µg
Copper 0.045mg
Magnesium 21.0mg
Phosphorus 10.0mg
Selenium 0.6µg
Zinc 0.08mg
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 88.06g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameCarica papaya
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor3.36
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.6