Recipes with Papaya
Papaya is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and South America. Although it looks like a melon, it tastes like a pumpkin. Unripe papaya has firm, green skin and pale green-white flesh. Unripe papaya is also called green papaya. The flesh of the ripe papaya fruit is bright orange, soft and slightly sweet.
Papaya can be eaten as raw or ripe. This tropical fruit is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C. It's also high in fiber, potassium, and folate. It contains an enzyme called papain that breaks down protein, carbohydrates and fat.
It is frequently used in Mexican and American cuisines. You can add it to salads by grilling. You can prepare smoothies with raw papaya. This fruit, which is often used in desserts, can also be used to tenderize meats. You can also choose the seeds of the papaya fruit instead of black pepper in recipes.