A tall grass that produces fruit. Just like the coconut and banana palm, the papaya plant is not a tree, but a giant, semi-woody grass. The plant grows quickly but does not live long. The fruit, which grows directly onto the trunk, can weigh anywhere from 8.8 oz to 22 lb (250 g to 10 kg), depending on the variety.

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Associated Nutrients - Papaya

  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C and A
  • Carotene

Associated Qualities - Papaya

  • Antioxidant
  • Contributes to healthy skin
  • Appetite suppressant