Papaya has many applications in processed-food products and is available in a variety of forms, including purée, concentrate, powder, and dried or canned slices or chunks. Papaya purée is the major semiprocessed product that finds use in juices, nectars, fruit cocktails, jams and jellies. A number of low-moisture products, such as fruit leather, toffees, chunks, rolls and slices, have also been prepared from papaya purée. Besides its well-known use in food applications, the papaya has many traditional medicinal uses. Shamans in the Amazon used the seeds to cure parasites, which commonly affect native people.