Common Name : Papaya
Botanical Name : Carica papaya
Orgin from tropical America and now planted
all over the tropics. Asia like Malaysia now produce papaya
fruits and export all over the world. The plant is a soft-tissue,
very quick growing but short-lived. Can grow up to 12 feet in
The papaya fruit vary greatly in size, shape
and flavour. They are roughly oblong, commonly about 10 to 12
inches long. The skin is thin and smooth, it flesh ripen from
creamy-yellow to tomato red.
When choosing papaya fruit, must be firm without
dents. Riped ones are orange or yellow
in color. It slightly soft but firm. Green one are unripe.
Uses of papaya fruits,
eat it on it own of course skined and seeded, papaya juice.
As the green ones are used as papaya salad and pickle.
Skin the papaya and cut
lenght wise, used a spoon to removed seeds and pulp. Cut into
cubes and serve.
Papaya have good source of fiber and vitamins.