INGREDIENTS: Sulfur Dioxide Free dried papaya, cane sugar
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Thailand
Gerbs Dried Fruit Allergy Statement
Although we are a dedicated 14 Free product line & facility, if you have an allergy(ies) to any Gerbs ingredients, please email us first before ordering, so that we can answer any questions and talk about your options: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerbs Dried Fruits do not contain any harmful cancer-causing preservatives. They are unsulphured/SO2 Free, Potassium Sorbate Free, Sodium Nitrate/Nitrate Free and Sodium Benzoate Free. We strongly recommend however that you always read nutritional panels and ingredients. Some of our Dried Fruits have pure cane sugar, and although we are always looking at sourcing our fruits with no sugar added, it is far different than using than harmful chemicals.
All of our raw ingredients are processed, packaged, handled, stored, and shipped by trained staff in our family owned & operated facility in Johnston, Rhode Island on dedicated non-GMO, Vegan, and Kosher Equipment. No co-packers. No co-manufacturers. For anyone with a mild to severe food allergy or a family with one, we wish to assure you that this is why Gerbs handles all aspects of production & operation, and we are among a handful of companies in the world who can state this.
This product was sourced by the Buyers at Gerbs who partner with the world’s top dedicated Natural, non-GMO, and farms that harvest in dedicated facilities on dedicated equipment so there is no risk of the top food allergen’s and/or cross-contamination. Our goal is to give the Allergy Community relief in the battle of living with food allergies.
Nutritional Benefits of Dried Papaya
Dried papaya spears are made from fresh papaya fruit, which is grown in many tropical areas. The spears are thin strips of fresh papaya that have been heated to remove moisture. This process reduces the weight of the snack and increases its shelf life exponentially. The nutrition in dried papaya spears varies between brands. Added ingredients, and the intensity of heat applied, affect nutrient density but happily, dried papaya retains its natural orange color.
Dried Papaya Slices are great in Summer
Dried papaya slices are a chewy snack that gives you high energy because they are rich in carbohydrates. In hot weather, just one slice can revive you. A serving of minced papaya spears goes well in yogurt, over ice cream, in cookie or bread dough, with trail mix or in smoothies.
On average, a healthy adult woman should consume between 22 and 28 grams of dietary fiber per day, and a healthy adult man between 28 and 34. Regular consumption of dietary fiber regulates bowel movements, lowers cholesterol, helps control blood sugar levels and aids in weight loss. One serving of unsweetened dried papaya spears provides around 3 grams of dietary fiber; sweetened dried papaya spears contain the same amount. One serving provides women with 11 percent of their DRI of fiber and men with 9 percent.
Enjoy Gerbs Dried PAPAYA
•Every day – Anytime Snack Food
•Oatmeal and/or Cereal
•Cookies & Baked Goods