Frieda's Specialty Produce - Hawaiian Papaya


What is a Hawaiian Papaya?

  • Pear-shaped fruit about the size of a large fist. The Hawaiian Papaya features a green to yellow skin and golden yellow flesh with a smooth, sweet melon-like taste. The hollow center cavity is filled with dark, semi-soft edible seeds.

How to Eat

  • Halve lengthwise and scoop out seeds, then enjoy flesh with a spoon. Or peel and dice and add to salads, smoothies, etc. Try with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice on top.

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Health Benefits

  • Papaya is rich in papain, a natural enzyme that helps the body digest protein and softens the skin.

How to Store

  • Allow to ripen at room temperature until the skin is at least 75% yellow. Ripe papaya can be refrigerated for one week.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A. (Hawaii)


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Curried Ginger Chicken Salad

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Ginger Chicken with Papaya

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