November 10th, 2011 → 1:20 am @

“Vitamins and minerals in fresh food”


Papayas are so amazing, the way they grow. Look at them; there are ripe ones at the bottom, and still flowers at the top.

I love them and when I am travelling, especially in Queensland, they are never far from my dinner table. There are different varieties and I love the pink fleshed ones from the Innisfail area. They are a little more elongated but beautiful in aroma, almost rose-like perfume.

The are a very digestible fruit and are low in carbohydrates, just right for summer food. The fruit must be eaten ripe and a little finger pressure at the top, near the stem end, will show a little indentation when it is ready. The seeds are very viable to grow and will produce hundreds of new trees. Trees can be male, female or bi-sexual and all of them will bear fruit, but he males need special attention. Always plant one male tree for every 10 females for fertilisation.

Vitamins: C (H), A, E, K, B5, B9, B1.

Minerals: Magnesium, Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus. The latter 2 low.



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