Monday, April 16, 2012
Adventures in Papaya
I've been reading a lot about Papaya and it's digestive help so I thought...cool... I'll try one. It's not something we ever had when I was growing up. I went to Trader Joe's and bought one for $2.99. It's about a foot long and weighs 3 lbs-ish. I read online that you had to wait until it was mostly yellow because that meant it was ripe. I bough it green and waited almost a week for that magic to happen.
I sliced it in half and scooped out the inside which I have to say looks like caviar....eeww. You can kinda see in in the bottom left of the picture below.
I threw that away and started to cut the papaya into little half circles. After that I took my knife and kinda skinned it to get to the good part.
I will say it's a different taste. I think everyone should try one once. It's alot different than getting it in a smoothie or blended with something else. Every time I took a bite I couldn't help but think it tasted like coffee. I know, weird, but that's what I tasted. It didn't have any immediate tummy help but it's still really good for me. K and S even tried some and didn't hate it which was amazing. Maybe some time you'll decide to have your own adventures with papaya.