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pa·pa·ya

(pă-pī'yăh),
The fruit of the papaw (pawpaw), Carica papaya (family Caricaceae), a tree of the tropic Americas; it possesses a proteolytic action and is the source of papain.
Synonym(s): carica
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750gms/1=1/2 lb small tropical fruits such as mango, paw-paw, pineapple, kiwi fruit, banana etc
More unknown are haskaps, a uniquely flavoured purple-blue berry from the honeysuckle family, which are very popular in Japan, and paw-paws, a temperate tree fruit from North America that, despite its exotic flavour, should not be confused with the tropical papaya.
It's not as if I'm going in demanding paw-paws for goodness sake.
Scientists have discovered that papayas, also known as paw-paws, contains a minute amount of a substance which can help kill cancer cells.