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PAPAYA

Discover the fresh flavours of our beloved elongated fruit; papaya! The fruit has a green to yellow skin, while the juicy flesh within is a vibrant orange. Inside the papaya is another surprise – abundant black seeds that are not edible. If dried and ground, these seeds serve as a perfect pepper substitute, a common practice in South American cuisine. 

 

Papaya
ORIGIN

Papayas are native to South America and were discovered during Columbus’ voyages when South America was first explored. Today, papaya is grown in Central America, Africa and Asia in addition to South America. Our papayas come from Brazil, Ecuador and Ghana.  

TASTE

The flesh of this delicious tropical fruit is juicy and sweet. The sweetness of papaya results from the absence of fruit acids in the flesh. Besides the sweet taste, papaya has a mild and subtle flavour. Unlike some other tropical fruits, such as mango or pineapples, the flavour of papaya is not overpowering, but rather pleasantly mild.  

USE AND PREPARATION

Papaya flesh can be enjoyed on its own or as a delightful addition to fruit salads and desserts. However, the black seeds at the core are not suitable for consumption. Sprinkling the flesh with lime can enhance its flavour. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Store papaya in a dark place outside the fridge. A ripe papaya is yellow-green, the skin gives a little when pressed softly and it smells deliciously sweet.  

EXOTIC TIP!

Mash the papaya and turn it into ice cubes! After a night in the freezer, you can use the frozen papaya cubes to flavour drinks. They are also delicious in smoothies!  

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA

Say yes to papaya! Papaya is rich in vitamin C, which is vital for immune system support. Additionally, it is high in dietary fibre, vitamin B, and beta-carotene. 

 

ORIGIN

Papayas are native to South America and were discovered during Columbus’ voyages when South America was first explored. Today, papaya is grown in Central America, Africa and Asia in addition to South America. Our papayas come from Brazil, Ecuador and Ghana.  

TASTE

The flesh of this delicious tropical fruit is juicy and sweet. The sweetness of papaya results from the absence of fruit acids in the flesh. Besides the sweet taste, papaya has a mild and subtle flavour. Unlike some other tropical fruits, such as mango or pineapples, the flavour of papaya is not overpowering, but rather pleasantly mild.  

USE AND PREPARATION

Papaya flesh can be enjoyed on its own or as a delightful addition to fruit salads and desserts. However, the black seeds at the core are not suitable for consumption. Sprinkling the flesh with lime can enhance its flavour. 

STORAGE ADVICE

Store papaya in a dark place outside the fridge. A ripe papaya is yellow-green, the skin gives a little when pressed softly and it smells deliciously sweet.  

EXOTIC TIP!

Mash the papaya and turn it into ice cubes! After a night in the freezer, you can use the frozen papaya cubes to flavour drinks. They are also delicious in smoothies!  

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA

Say yes to papaya! Papaya is rich in vitamin C, which is vital for immune system support. Additionally, it is high in dietary fibre, vitamin B, and beta-carotene. 

 

Papaya

Nutritional value

Energy (kcal)45 kcal
Energy (kJ)191 kJ
Fat0,1 g
of which saturates0 g
Carbohydrates9,9 g
of which sugars7,5 g
Fibre1,2 g
Protein0,6 g
Sodium2 mg
Vitamin C55 mg

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How do you cut a papaya?
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STEP 1
Cut the papaya in half lengthwise.
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STEP 2
Scrape the seeds out with a spoon.
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STEP 3
Cut into sections and peel with a vegetable peeler.
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STEP 4
Cut the sections into chunks.

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