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Paw Paw is the fruit of the Papaya tree and in some countries the Paw Paw fruit is called Papaya.
The Paw Paw / Papaya is originally from southern Mexico but it is now cultivated in most tropical countries.
Pawpaw is a delicious fruit widely known not just in Australia but also in other parts of the world. Pawpaw has a lot of things to offer, not just with its sweet and delicious flesh but they are also loaded with vitamins and minerals and are used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.
Vitamins and minerals found in pawpaw are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine, niacine, dietary fibre and also antioxidants.
When buying look for smooth and firm pawpaw. They should be yellow in colour.