Papaya puree is one of many products supplied by iTi Tropicals for industrial and food service applications.
Papaya is native to Central and South America but can be found in most tropical climates around the world. Papayas are bell-shaped, with one end much smaller than the other and their green to yellow skin is smooth and leathery. They have black seeds and a sweet, juicy fruit that is yellow or red based on the variety. They have black seeds and a sweet, juicy fruit that is yellow or red based on the variety. They are also known for their valuable digestive properties and as being one of the most nutritious fruits because they have a rich source of fiber, vitamin B, C, E, and K, flavonoids, folate, and pantothenic acid.
Papaya has a luscious taste characteristic of the tropics. Its flavor is deliciously sweet and musky, similar to cantaloupe, with mild notes of mango, peach and nectarine. It is extremely versatile and may be used in many food and beverage applications such as marinades, salad dressings, and sauces. It pairs well with other tropical fruits such as mango, passionfruit, and guava and also complements many native U.S. fruits like strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and oranges. Papaya is a cost efficient ingredient for juice blends and “softens” the flavor profile and can be used to sweeten acidic juices.
iTi supplies yellow papaya puree. The product is 100% natural, GMO-free, and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit. It does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and is processed in FDA-registered facilities which are GFSI, HACCP, and Kosher-certified.