Growing up in Panama, I ate a lot of papaya. The best papaya is the one that is cut at the right time when the skin is soft but still firm. I have memories of eating it in the morning for breakfast cut up with granola and yogurt or in the form of “jugo”. It helps with constipation. One cup of cut up papaya provides an excellent source of Vitamin C. It also has iron, vitamin A, folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin E and other antioxidants. One cup counts as 1 carbohydrate choice. The price can be high for us in the West but it is all worth it.