Papayas

Nutritional Information
Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Good source of fiber and potassium.

What To Look For
Ripe: yellow skin with deep orange flesh that yields to slight pressure. Sweet aroma.
Unripe: green skin, firm.

Easy Storage and Preparation
Store at room temperature. Remove skin. The peppery-tasting seeds are edible.

Best Uses
Raw: use ripe fruit for juice, salads, salsas, sorbets, and as a meat tenderizer in marinades. Use unripe fruits mixed with lime juice and chilies for Asian salads.

Recipes
Pineapple-Papaya Smoothie
Green Papaya Salad
Spring Fruit Salad



Other Fruits


Apricots
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries

Currants
Figs
Nectarines
Papayas
Pineapples

Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
see also:  Spring Vegetable Guide
Summer Vegetable Guide | Summer Fruit Guide
Fall Vegetable Guide | Fall Fruit Guide
Winter Vegetable Guide | Winter Fruit Guide
 
related links:  FDA's Tips for Handling Fresh Produce



NOTE:
An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

   Source: Copyright 2000 by Ellen Haas.
From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.
Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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