There are currently seven (7) commercial varieties of papaya sold for human consumption in the Philippines:
- Cavite Special
- Red Lady
- Red Royale
The “solo” variety is the typical for export. The solo papaya is a smaller variety compared to other papayas. The skin of the solo papaya is thin and yellow. The orange flesh of the solo papaya is deliciously sweet. There are small black seeds in the middle of the fruit. It was named ‘Solo’ in 1919 and by 1936 was the only commercial papaya in Hawaii. ‘Solo’ produces no male plants; just female (with round, shallowly furrowed fruits) and bisexual (with pear-shaped fruits) in equal proportions. The fruits weigh 1.1 to 2.2 lbs (1/2-1 kg) and are of excellent quality. When the fruit is fully ripe the thin skin is orange-yellow and the flesh golden-orange and very sweet.
Papaya ASEAN Standard (parameters):
- fresh in appearance
- sound, produce affected by rotting or deterioration such as to make it unfit for consumption is excluded
- clean, practically free of any visible foreign matter
- practically free of pests affecting the general appearance of the produce;
practically free of damage caused by pests
- practically free of damage caused by low and/or high temperature
- free of abnormal external moisture, excluding condensation following removal from cold storage
- free of any foreign smell and/or taste.
Further Export Info:
- 5kg net weight per box
- 5-12 pcs per box (Big and Small sizes)
- 3,000 boxes per 40ft container
- Special Processing: Hot Water Treatment
- Applied Green Fruit Wax for shiny skin
- Shelf Life: 4 weeks
- Packaging: 5kg Papaya/Fruit Box (corrugated)
- Loading port: Davao port
Export Procedure: Our Forwarder handles the processing (shipping documents: Bill of Lading/Seaway Bill, Phytosanitary Certificate, Form E/Certificate of Origin, Packing List, Proforma Invoice)
The peduncle (meaning: stalk bearing a flower or fruit, or the main stalk of an inflorescence), if present, should not exceed a length of 3cm.
Papayas are carefully picked and have reached an appropriate degree of development account being taken of the characteristics of the variety and/or commercial type and to the area in which they are grown.
Some of the top known health benefits of Papaya.
1. Helps in weight loss
Papaya contains fiber and clears bowel movement making one’s desire to loose weight easier.
2. Lowers cholesterol
Papaya is rich in fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries.
3. Boosts your immunity
4. Good for diabetics
Papaya is an excellent food option for diabetics as it has a low-sugar content even though it is sweet to taste. The more you eat papaya, the less chance one acquire diabetes (for those who don’t have it yet). Prevention is better than cure.
5. Great for your eyes
Papaya is rich in Vitamin A (good for eye sight) which helps protect your vision from degenerating.
6. Protects against arthritis
Papayas are good for the bones as they have anti-inflammatory properties along with Vitamin C which helps in keeping various forms of arthritis at bay. People who consumed foods low in Vitamin C were three times more likely to have arthritis than those who didn’t.
7. Improves digestion
Papaya contians digestive enzyme known as “papain” along with fibre which helps improve your digestive health.
8. Helps ease menstrual pain
Women who eat papaya are less prone to menstrual pain as an enzyme called papain helps in regulating and easing flow during menstrual periods.
9. Prevents signs of ageing
Papaya is good for the skin and eating it regularly will prolong the ageing process and may make you look 5 years younger than you are later. Papaya is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants like beta-carotene which helps prevent your skin from free radical damage keeping wrinkles and other signs of ageing at bay.
10. Prevents cancer
Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids and phytonutrients that prevent your cells from undergoing free radical damage. Some studies have also linked the consumption papaya to reduced risk of colon and prostate cancer.
11. Helps reduce stress
Papaya is a wonder fruit as it is rich in several nutrients like Vitamin C which can keep you free from stress. According to a study conducted in University of Alabama, found that 200 mg of Vitamin C can help regulate the flow of stress hormones in rats.
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