Papaya is a small, sparsely branched tree, usually with only one stem, about 3, or 5 to 10 m (16 to 33 ft) tall, with spirally arranged leaves concentrated at the top of the stem. The scarred stem (vegetative tissue) is where leaves and fruit are produced. The leaves are large, 50–70 cm (20–28 in) in diameter, leaves lobed, with seven lobes. All parts of the plant contain latex with interconnected chains of pus-secreting cells. Papaya flowers have five petals and have a high degree of sexual dimorphism; Male flowers have stamens that match the petals. The female flower has an upper ovary and five twisted petals connected at the base. The flowers are mildly scented, open at night and pollinated by wind or insects.
The fruit is a large berry and is about 15–45 cm (5.9–17.7 in) long and 10–30 cm (3.9–11.8 in) in diameter. When the fruit is ripe, the fruit is soft to the touch (soft like a ripe avocado), its skin is amber to orange in color, along the wall of the large cavity in the middle of the fruit there are many black seeds.
Ripe papaya contains up to 90% water, 13% sugar, no starch, rich in organic acid carotenoids, vitamins: A, B, C, 0.9% fat, cellulose (0.5%), calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin. In 100g of green papaya, there are 74-80 mg of vitamin C and 500-1,250 IU of carotene.
The composition of papaya fruit contains powerful antioxidants such as Lycopene that help reduce the risk of many diseases, especially those that tend to develop with age such as heart disease and cancer. It can also fight visible signs of aging on the skin, leaving your skin smoother and younger looking.
4. Production process:
Selecting and receiving raw materials – Sorting – Annealing – Soaking, washing 1 – Peeling – Shape cutting – Soaking, washing 2 – Freezing – Weighing – PA packaging – Metal detection – Carton packing – labeling – Storage (-18 degrees C) – Shipment.
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