How to Cook Papaya

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The papaya is a soft, sweet-tasting fruit that can be used in multiple dishes or eaten by itself. This delicious fruit is also really nutritious. It is full of antioxidants and potassium. It is also a good source of vitamin A,C, and D. Papaya can be prepared quickly and easily, ready to be added to a dish or eaten by itself.

Things You'll Need

  • Ripe papaya
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Peeler or paring knife
  • Spoon
  • Wash the papaya.

  • Remove the peel with a paring knife or peeler.

  • Cut the papaya in half lengthwise.

  • Remove the seeds with a spoon (if desired). The seeds are edible, but have a peppery flavor.

  • Depending on how you want to eat the papaya, you can either use a spoon and eat it like a melon, or cut it into pieces and use it in fruit salad, salsa or smoothies.

Tips & Warnings

  • If adding the papaya to a fruit salad, add it last and combine gently or it will become mushy.
  • To pick a good papaya, look for one that is completely yellow rather than yellow with green streaks.

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