Superfood

Reblo Red Flesh Papaya and your health

Reblo are not only colorful and tasty, but they also provide several vitamins (especially of the B group), several antioxidant molecules such as flavonoids, carotene and vitamin C, as well as folates, trace minerals, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber.

This wide range of micronutrients makes Reblo’s Red Flesh very nutritious, and its health benefits are numerous, ranging from reduced risks of developing cardiovascular diseases to protection against colon cancer.

A proteolitic enzyme contained in papayas, papain, is very similar to bromelain (pineapples' equivalent), which is often used to treat allergies and is commonly given to treat sports injuries.

Per 100g edible portion only
Water 89.3g
Energy 123kJ / 29kcal
Protein 0.4g
Fat 0.1g
Carbohydrate (total) 6.9g
Carbohydrate (sugar) 6.9g
Dietary fibre 2.3g
Cholesterol Nil
Sodium 7mg
Potassium 140mg
Calcium 28mg
Magnesium 14mg
Iron 0.5mg
Zinc 0.3mg
Beta-carotene 910ug
Thiamin 0.03mg
Riboflavin 0.03mg
Niacin 0.3mg
Vitamin C 60mg (171% of RDI)
Vitamin A Eq 150µg

Source: FSANZ


Glycemic index 56 (medium)
Glycemic load 4.6 (low)
Source: University of Sydney
www.glycemicindex.com

Reblo Red Flesh Papaya as the superfood

The unique combination of high vitamin A and C make papaya a Superfood for your skin and immunity.

Superfood for your skin

Papaya is a Superfood for your skin because one serving (100g - ¼ of a Reblo) is a top source of vitamin C (providing over 170% of the Daily Value) and an excellent source of vitamin A, nutrients that help maintain healthy skin. Studies show vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that encourages skin cell turnover and supports the formation of collagen - the connective tissues that give your skin its elasticity and youthful fullness. In addition, as an antioxidant, research shows vitamin C may hinder the production of a chemical called arachidonic acid (which can lead to the formation of wrinkles). Vitamin A helps to maintain the epithelial tissues that make up the skin surface and research shows that a deficiency of this vitamin can lead to a dry, flaky complexion

Superfood for your immunity

Papaya is a super food for your immunity because one serving (100g -¼ of a Reblo) is a top source of vitamin C (providing over 170% of the Daily Value) and an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as high levels of antioxidant polyphenols

Vitamin A

Commonly called the “anti-infective” vitamin because its metabolic derivatives (retinoids) help maintain active levels of circulating natural “killer” cells which have antiviral and anti-tumor properties. Vitamin A derivatives also support the integrity of epithelial cells that line the airways, urinary and digestive tracts – comprising the body’s first line of immune defense.

Vitamin C

Another antioxidant vitamin which also helps support a healthy immune system by preserving the function of white blood cells. The vitamin C in these cells, the levels of which are among the highest of any tissues in the body, protect their function during free radical mediated cell destruction. Some research also shows that very high vitamin C intakes may also reduce the severity and duration of colds by lowering levels of free radicals and histamine (responsible for congestion and stuffiness) through its antioxidant properties. In addition vitamin C also helps regenerate “used” vitamin E back into its active form, vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that shields immune cells from free radicals and may boost the production of bacteria-busting white blood cells.

Antioxidant polyphenols

Now being seen as very important for a normally functioning immune system. The decline in immune function seen in extreme athletes such as marathon runners and soldiers after extensive physical exertion is also similar to age related declines in immune function. The latest research suggests ingestion of antioxidant polyphenols such as quercetin can significantly reduce infection rates in such populations therefore improving a weakened immune function.

Information Source
www.PapayaAustralia.com.au, FSANZ (Food Standards Austraia New Zealand), Dole Nutritional Institute (www.dole.com/#/nutritioninstitute), www.glycemicindex.com