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by - written on 11/09/08, updated on 14/09/08 (Very useful, 36 readings)
I grew up in Asia and papaya is just another common fruit to me like apple is common to UK. Little did I realised the goodness of this fruit, a fruit that I have taken for granted. Papaya or Paw Paw, is commonly grown in the tropics, it has pink or orange flesh. The center of the fruit is filled with black colour seeds. These seeds are usually discarded and thrown to the birds. Papaya have an excellent source of vitamin C, calcium and iron. The colour of the papaya provide a good source of beta carotene.( Beta carotene helps prevent damage by free radicals causing cancer in our body) This sweet fruit is extremely nutritious. Papaya is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/07/08, updated on 11/07/08 (Useful, 259 readings)
A papaya is a melon like fruit with a yellowy-orange flesh and a green to orange skin, most people like these because they have a very sweet taste. I prefer to eat them with pineapple, lemons, lime and oranges in a salad, they make the perfect mix. Here's some facts about them because it's always useful to know a bit about what you're eating: * It originated in South Mexico ~ To grow they can't be exposed to temperatures below 32F * Cold wet soil will kill the plants ~ Papaya trees can grow up to 20f * They can be between 1 and 20 pounds in weight ~ There are Hawaiian and Mexican Papayas, * The Hawaiian type tends to be the only ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/04/08, updated on 24/03/10 (Very useful, 108 readings)
I first came across the papaya fruit when I started travelling to Brazil. There it is known as 'mamão' and it is commonly consumed at breakfast along with other fruits. Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped fruits that can be as long as 20 inches. The flesh is usually a rich orange colour. I wouldn't say that it is a particularly tasty fruit. At times it can be a bit bland. But if eaten when fully ripe it has a mild pleasant sweet taste. It is important to note that papayas that appear very green or feel very hard should not be purchased, unless you are planning on cooking them, as their flesh will not develop a characteristic sweet juicy flavour. However you ... Read the complete review
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