Recipe ideas: Papaya, a fruit that brings the exotic to your plate

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There are about fifteen varieties of papaya, a fruit that grows mainly in Central America. (©Paulovilela –

Red Lady, Sunrise, Sunset, Gold Papaya… there are about fifteen varieties of papaya. From Mexico and more broadlyCentral Americait is also called tropical melon.

Papaya likes hot, grows on a papayaa tree that can grow up to 7 meters!

Papaya, light and very digestible

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Papaya came to us from the papaya tree, a tree that can reach up to 7 meters in height. (©Underworld –

Rich in water, it is low calorie. Papaya contains antioxidants, vitamin C, B9, fiber, calcium, magnesium, fiber… It is also very popular due to digestive benefits.

Perfect at the end of a meal, it contains an enzyme that acts on ingested fat: papain. Its aroma is soft, sweet, a a mix between a melon and a peach.

How to choose papaya?

Focus on its color, there should be no roughness or wrinkles on the papaya skin. Wait for the skin to turn a nice yellow-orange color before eating it. It is harvested green because it travels a long way by plane or boat before reaching our stalls.

Do not store it in the refrigerator, it is afraid of cold. You can, on the contrary, leave it to ripen in the open air.

Recipe ideas that change

papaya and fruit salad
Papaya is delicious in a fruit salad. (©Nikolaydonetsk –

Papaya goes well with cabbage, orange, carrot, fennel… For a full of saladadd walnuts and a few cubes of gouda with cumin or mimalet.

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She also likes to accompany a meat for delicious sweet and salty dishes with rice, crab or chicken.

Nature is wonderful fruit saladfor example, with kiwi, honey and guava.

Dried papaya is a good option to boost yours cakesyour cupcakes. You can add it to homemade muesli, a granola or is it easier to eat it like candy.


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