How to Eat Papaya

by Ishani Bose last updated -

Learning how to eat papaya is important for people who enjoy this sweet exotic fruit, which is packed with beneficial nutrients and health benefits. Read our article, 10 Good Reasons You Should Eat Papaya to know more about it. Before you eat it, it is important to know how to choose, peel, and cut papaya. To know more about it, read our article, A Step-by-Step Guide To Cut A Papaya , which will best explain it to you. So if you have papayas at home, read on to find different ways to incorporate the tropical fruit in your diet.

How to Eat Papaya?

There are many ways to eat papaya. Here are a few ways to do so.

Papaya wedges: Papaya wedges make for a great breakfast option. You can further cut them into cubes and eat them as is by drizzling a little bit of lime juice over it to kill the unappetizing smell, if any, and enhance the flavor of the same.
Fruit Salad: You can combine the freshly cut papaya chunks into a fresh fruit salad. Green papaya salad with peanuts is quite a delicacy in Thailand. You can combine papayas along with different fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dressing to make for interesting salads.
Juice: You can also churn your papaya chunks into a delicious and healthy juice. Here is our article, 8 Amazing Benefits of Papaya Juice that will best explain its health benefits and also its recipe. You can also combine papaya with other fruits to make interesting, healthy smoothies. Papayas with bananas and strawberries make for a delicious breakfast option.
Appetizer: Papaya strips with thin prosciutto slices make for a great appetizer. Drizzle some lime juice over it to give it a tangy taste. You can also shred raw papayas and combine them with mashed potatoes to make delicious kebabs.

Top shot of papaya smoothie in a mason jar next to sliced papayas

Tropical papaya smoothie Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Snack: Dried papaya makes for a great healthy snack. You can choose to sprinkle powdered sugar and have it if you like. Here is our article, 9 Incredible Benefits of Dried Papaya that talks about its health benefits and recipe in great detail!
Grilled Papaya: Yes, grilled papaya tastes divine! Just cut the papaya into wedges, remove the seeds and grill them. Top it off with ice cream and you will surely ask for more.
Summertime treat: Ever tried papaya popsicles? Place fresh spears of papaya on a stick and freeze them and you will not regret it!
Dessert: You can combine papaya pulp, clarified butter, almonds, cardamom, and sugar and make a delicious Indian dessert known as halwa. Other desserts include papaya mousse (made of just 3 healthy ingredients: coconut milk, papaya, and honey), silky papaya custard, papaya ice cream, and the like. Protection Status
About the Author

An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it to educate more and more people about the same. She is an avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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