View Full Version : I just bought a mexican papaya it looked so good in the store but.....
06-24-2006, 06:42 PM
I sliced it and tasted it, it is not sweet at all, now what can i do with it to make it tast better?
I don't want to throw it away, it's not moldy or anything and it's firm just not like the smaller ones.
Can someone help me please?
06-24-2006, 07:40 PM
I've never had papaya, but maybe blend it up with some banana?
06-24-2006, 08:44 PM
what color is the outside/inside and is there goey liquid around the dark seeds?? Or is the inside dry and the seeds are green?
06-24-2006, 10:56 PM
I buy a mexican papaya every week.....you just have to give them enough time to ripen....I usually put mine in a paper bag w/ several ripe bananas to make them ripen quicker...they turn from green to mostly yellow when they are ripe and yield slightly to the touch.....you could freeze it and use it in smoothies w. agave or ripe banana....
06-24-2006, 11:25 PM
When papayas are not totally ripe, they are not sweet at all (at least the ones I can buy here in Asia).
A ripe papaya looks as if it should be thrown away :D Honestly, the have to yellow and quite soft, then they taste a bit sweeter but still not as sweet as other fruit such as mango or banana. I like papaya when it's not too ripe and a bit firmer, but that's just personal.
06-25-2006, 02:48 AM
and the seeds are black, it looks ripe to me. This is the second one i've brought home.
Thanks for all the great ideas, i will use it in a smoothie and freeze some of it.
06-25-2006, 06:32 AM
They do look pretty worn when ready!!! ;) Fresh papaya, frozen banana and mango make the best sorbet........awesome!!! The papaya is mild and the taste is great with the other fruit......also very good used over fruit salad like this~
06-25-2006, 12:58 PM
For some reason the only kind I have purchased here always taste like stinky feet. The kind I had on my honeymoon in Hawaii was wonderful. I wish I could talk dh into moving to Hawaii with me. ;)
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