All about Caribbean Red papayas
Taste: Similar to a melon in flavor, Caribbean Red papaya is juicy and sweet with a fragrant but not a musky aroma.
Added plus: This fruit’s pinkish flesh contains papain, an enzyme which helps digestion. It’s beautiful red color is also a nutritional plus...
Ripening: Don’t refrigerate until ripe. Keep fruit at room temperature (between 70 and 80 degrees). More on ripening…
Ripe: Papayas are ripe starting at 50% yellow when they yield to gentle pressure. Papayas sweeten as they ripen. Minor blemishes and spots may occur as they age. Once 100% yellow, enjoy within a day or two.
Enjoy: Spoonful, slice or chunks, Caribbean Red papayas are a great snack and perfect addition to any salad – fruit or leaf. Don’t stop there: blend into exotic smoothies, chop into a veggie topper or slice and add a creamy topping to this fruit for a dessert. So many ways to enjoy, Lots of ways to enjoy
Growing: Guatemala See how they’re grown…
In the know
Three things set papayas apart from other fruits and veggies. Caribbean Red papaya has a digestive enzyme and it’s a good source of the lycopene and cryptoxanthin.
- Papain is a digestive enzyme that helps your digestive system do its job. Papaya is a great choice when watching one’s weight.
- A high intake of lycopene-rich foods can reduce the risk of several types of cancers, most notably prostate cancer.
- Cryptoxanthin inhibits new blood vessel formation. This also reduces the risk of cancer.
All this plus – papayas are a terrific source of vitamin C, folate and potassium.
Big fruit, big Taste
Caribbean Red papayas can weigh up to 6 lbs. That’s a lot of fruit. It’s why in Central America it’s called fruta bomba.
You won’t have any trouble finding ways to enjoy this fruit, grilled, frozen, baked, fried or grilled.
That’s the leaf to a papaya bush. Our papaya are grown, packed and shipped in food safety audited fields in Guatemala. See where and how they’re grown.
You can easily scoop the seeds out to enjoy this fruit. You can also dry the seeds and ground them up into a delicious pepper.