Binomial name: Carica papaya

It is a fast-growing and short life bush. Its height is from 2 to 10 m.

Origin: some authors sustain that it is native to Mexico, whereas others affirm that it is native to the Peruvian Andes. Despite all we said, the most likely thing is that it comes from Mexico.

Medicinal values: it has digestive benefits. It is recommended for dental and digestive problems.

Caloric value per 100 g: 58 kcal

Varieties: Solo, Puna, Bluesten.