Ripe papaya Unripe papaya Seed Leave
Moisture 85.7 ± 0.3b 92.2 ± 0.01a 5.4 ± 0.05d 75.4 ± 0.02c
Crude protein 6.1 ± 0.02d 7.9 ± 0.03c 25.1 ± 0.08b 33.4 ± 0.09a
Ash 5.8 ± 0.20d 6.6 ± 0.04c 8.2 ± 0.08b 11.4 ± 0.01a
Total fat 0.01 ± 0.05a 0.00 ± 0.09a 0.00 ± 0.01a 0.00 ± 0.01a
Crude fibre 7.6 ± 0.34d 9.8 ± 0.09c 45.6 ± 0.05a 14.1 ± 0.01b
Carbohydrate 70.7 ± 0.22a 64.2 ± 0.06b 15.5 ± 0.03d 38.4 ± 0.04c
Mean ± SD followed by different letter within a row are signi´Čücantly different (P<0.05).
Data are expressed as mean ± SD (n=3).
Table 1: Proximate composition of different parts of CP (g/100 g).