Flavor Insight Report - PapayaFebruary 16, 2023
Papayas are best known for their high levels of Vitamin C and digestive enzymes. Also known as the papaw or pawpaw, this tropical fruit is native to Mexico, Central America, and part of South America, and the flesh has a flavor profile that is exotic and a sweet-tart flavor. The seeds are edible and have a peppery flavor but are often discarded. We are spotting papaya in new products from snacks, dairy products, and juice drinks. Let’s take a closer look and see where papaya is appearing on the menu, in new products, and social media.
A Quick Look at Papaya:
- Papaya is showing 19% global growth on restaurant menus since 2021.
- We spotted 474 papaya flavored Global new product introductions from 2018-2022
- Papaya is a tropical flavor that popular with consumers. According to Datassential’s Flavor Tool, papaya is in the 60th percentile, meaning that consumers love papaya more than 60% of all other items.
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