When you think of good tropical fruit to buy on your way to the grocery store, how many of you think of the soft and adventurous papaya first? While it might not be the first pick for a lot of people, it provides you with so much taste and so many health benefits that it should be a part of your shopping list every week. What’s so special about this yellow fruit?
Nutrients in Papaya:
Rich in carbohydrates, fibre, protein and Vitamins C, A and B9, papayas are a balanced meal in itself. It also contains potassium and trace amounts of calcium and magnesium. The biggest highlight of papaya is that it’s rich in antioxidants and the body absorbs antioxidants from papaya way faster than it does from other foods.
Freeze dried papaya:
Papaya can be consumed in various ways and one of the most fun and interesting ways is to freeze dry them. Freeze drying in simple terms is the process of removing the water content from the fruit by sublimation. The end result is that only the fruit, with most of its nutrients, remains. It becomes airy, crunchy and lightweight, making it easy to consume. HALO freeze dried fruit snacks also provides papaya in its wide range of products.
What’s beneficial about freeze dried papaya?
Consumption: Because of its light airy texture, the snack becomes easy to consume without leaving any mess from fruit juices behind. The added crunch also makes for an interesting taste! So for those who are not really fans of fresh fruit, this might be a chance to experiment and be adventurous.
Lightweight: Carry it anywhere you want because HALO freeze dried papaya comes in easy, resealable packets. The best part? One 30gm packet of HALO freeze dried papaya contains one whole papaya!
Healthy: Apart from being tasty, the nutrients of the papaya are also retained. It is vegan-friendly, all-natural and contains no added preservatives or sugar. So it’s just fruit, freeze dried.
Shelf-life: The absence of water stops microbial reactions in the papaya, causing it to last way longer than fresh fruit. You can store it all year round and consume it even during off seasons!
Freeze dried papaya can also be added as toppings to other meals like your cereal, fruit salads, trail mixes, smoothies, desserts, yoghurt and so much more. You can experiment with it or have it straight out of the pack-- either way, you’re in for the right combination of taste and health!
Freeze dried papayas retain the nutrients of their fresh counterparts, and so are incredibly healthy to consume. What are the health benefits?
- Aids digestion: Rich in fibre, this tropical fruit helps keep the bowel moving smoothly and aids digestion. It also helps break down food faster. Eating freeze dried papaya as a pre-lunch or after-lunch snack could therefore help your digestive system gear up for a healthy process.
Boosts immunity: The fruit is rich in antioxidants and different types of vitamins that help in strengthening your immune system and making you healthier and stronger. It aids your body in fighting off illnesses and infections.
Healthier lifestyle: Papayas make you feel full for a longer period of time, so you won’t feel snackish or feel like eating anything else in between it and another meal. It is low in calories and high in carbohydrates and protein and is the perfect recipe for a healthy lifestyle. When you increase the intake of papaya and reduce the intake of other snacks or junk food, your weight and your fitness levels will slowly see an improvement as well.
Controls sugar levels:While the fruit is sweet to taste, its glucose and sugar levels are way lower compared to other fruits or sweet snacks. Eating papaya can help you cut back on your sugar cravings while also keeping you healthy and maintaining your cholesterol levels.
Skin health: Papayas are used in a wide variety of home remedies externally, but consuming freeze dried papaya also helps in maintaining skin health. The enzymes in papaya keep the skin fresh and healthy, while also promoting hair growth and shine.
Bone health: Papaya contains vitamins that help the body absorb and retain calcium in the system better. Calcium is key in maintaining bone health. So, consuming papaya helps in keeping your bones healthy and active.
The unique sweetness of the papaya makes it a versatile fruit to experiment with. Freeze dried papaya can be consumed in a variety of ways and can become a part of your regular diet. With HALO freeze dried fruit snacks, get set to eat tastily and eat healthily! HALO offers Freeze Dried papaya in a unique combination i.e. a mix of Freeze Dried Papaya and Freeze Dried Pineapple; a perfect mix of sweet and tangy.