Papaya is a rich source of vitamin C, folate and dietary fiber. One medium fruit contains about 220% of daily recommended intake of vitamin C. It is low in calories, with only 39 calories per 100g (3.5oz), and contains no cholesterol.
Some of the health benefits of consuming papaya are reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Beta-carotene contained in papaya, lowers the risk of developing asthma.