***Note: All Papayas are picked at ripening stage for a sweeter fruit. If you would prefer an unripe green papaya to cook with or turn into a slaw like a vegetable, drop us a note at checkout and we can accommodate your request!
Snow Farm has some nice big Papayas ripening up right now! These orange fleshed beauties have a smooth sweet flavor. When properly ripened, you’re in for a delicate treat with its creamy, butter-like texture.
A ripe papaya’s flesh melts in your mouth, although larger varieties have slightly firmer flesh. People say ripe papaya tastes like cantaloupe melon or tropical mango.
Papaya is excellent for the digestive system. It’s a lightweight fruit low in calories but high in antioxidants, dietary fiber, and good digestive enzymes. The dietary fiber content in papaya improves gastrointestinal health and protects against constipation. Some of the enzymes it contains, such as chymopapain and papain, encourage natural protein digestion.
Papaya’s digestive enzyme and fiber content can help you feel full for longer. Being low in calories, it aids weight loss while providing vital nutrients to your body. It is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin E, and other antioxidants. Last but not least, the anti-inflammatory properties of the enzyme papain are good for inflammatory conditions.
You can use it to make different dishes and treats. People usually eat it raw when ripe, or use it for cooked meals when it’s unripe or green. They often combine it with some lemon juice. You can use papaya to make a variety of delicious delicacies, including salads, salsas, dressings, soups, smoothies, dried snacks, fruit bowls, etc.
Some people have a minor aversion to it's sweet & musky scent. The reason for this is due to an enzyme called papain. Green on unripe papayas have a crunchy texture and are often used in Asian cuisine.
Papaya goes excellent with mango, pineapple, lime, pomegranate, kiwifruit, passionfruit, and different berries.