Papaya Storage

Papaya Storage

Ripe papayas should be refrigerated to slow down the ripening process. Papayas will ripen within a few days at room temperature, and even faster if you put them in a paper bag. Once ripe, this fruit will quickly turn to mush if not properly...

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Papaya Selection

Papaya Selection

First, it’s important to know what the fruit looks like. Although the papaya fruit can weigh in up to a whopping twenty pounds, the average papaya in the market is about six inches long and weighs from one to two pounds. Select fruits that...

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How to Cut and Eat a Papaya

How to Cut and Eat a Papaya

Choose a Ripe Papaya how to cut a papaya Look for skin that is turning from green to yellow. If a papaya is ripe, you should be able to press your thumb into the flesh. Papayas come in various shapes and sizes. The Hawaiian variety is smaller and...

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CONSUMPTION TIPS

CONSUMPTION TIPS

Choose papayas that have reddish-orange skin if you want to eat them within the day of purchase. Avoid fruit that is bruised or has patches of deep orange color which indicates that it is over-ripe. Purchase green papayas only if you intend to...

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