When is a papaya ripe?
Once you have bought a golden papaya, you want to eat it as soon as possible. That’s why EAT ME supplies all its papayas ready-to-eat. We have special ripening chambers at our company that help the fruit ripen perfectly. The purple EAT ME label on every fruit is your ticket to instant enjoyment! Still not sure? If the fruit yields slightly when gently pressed, it is ripe.
Recipes with papaya
A sunny fruit salad is not the only way to use papaya in the kitchen. You can even make a spicy curry with it.
Cut the papaya in half lengthwise. Spoon out the seeds. Then you can slice the flesh or scoop it out. Do you like to experiment in the kitchen? Then you can put those black seeds to good use. Their sharp, spicy taste means they are sometimes ground to use as a substitute for black pepper.
How to use papaya in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
A papaya will keep well for a little while in the fruit bowl. Do not store papaya in the fridge.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
Papayas are a source of vitamin A. That is a vitamin that is good for our eyesight. Vitamin A also helps to support a healthy skin. And vitamin A is good for your immune system: it helps create better immunity. The other vitamin you find much in papaya is vitamin C, another building block with many functions. For example, vitamin C is good for your immunity when you engage in physical exertion such as sport. And it will be easier to learn and focus with sufficient vitamin C in your diet. This vitamin is also good for bone formation.
Where do papayas come from?
The golden papaya comes from Brazil, where the trees grow up to 4 metres high. An interesting detail: the tree trunk is completely hollow. The papaya is a very fast-growing crop. The trees reach a height of 2 metres after just 5 to 8 months. At this stage they are already bearing the first fruits. Growers can then harvest fruit from the trees for a year and a half, about one fruit each day. After that period, cultivation starts all over again.