Author : Jolaoso, m.a.,Onwualu, A.P,Olife, I.C.,Ugonna, C.U.,Ojeifo, I.M.
Prospects of commercial production of pawpaw and its utilization as an industrial raw material.
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Pawpaw (Carica papaya) is a tropical fruit having commercial importance because of its high nutritive and medicinal value. Papaya cultivation had its origin in South Mexico and Costa Rica. Total annual world production is estimated at 6 million tonnes of fruits. India leads the world in papaya production with an annual output of about 3 million tonnes. Other leading producers are Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, Indonesia, China, Peru, Thailand and Philippines. However, much of the papaya crop in the tropics is consumed locally, as it is difficult to transport the fruits satisfactorily over long distances.
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