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red papaya......

red papaya..... what is it?
do you cook it?
what do you do with it?


Asked by justgg at 1:33 PM on Jan. 25, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • It's a fruit. You can eat it by itself, in a fruit salad or make a smoothie with it. Google it, you'll find lots of info and recipes for it.


    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 1:45 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • Red Papaya or Caribbean Papaya is a fruit like all papaya. It can be eaten on it's own, used in salads, smoothies, desserts, etc. It can also be used in salsa, and as a marinade. Papaya works well in marinades, but you have to be careful not to let the meat marinate too long or the (quite effective!) papaya juices will turn the meat to mush.

    This particular papaya has a high sugar break, which means it will be sweet and juicy even when not fully also has a high ethylene sensitivity *and* production, so if you store it with other fruits, it will ripen them quickly as well as be ripened.

    Answer by jespeach at 6:16 PM on Jan. 25, 2009