Frieda's Specialty Produce - Martha's Best Jamaican Papaya


What is Martha’s Best Jamaican papaya?

  • Grown with care under the warm Jamaican sun, this special papaya is about the size of a softball with uniquely freckled skin. The orange-red flesh has incredible flavor — like a tropical peach. It’s possibly the sweetest “strawberry” papaya you’ve ever tasted.
  • Non GMO.

How to Eat

  • Enjoy fresh out of hand, or add to fruit salads or smoothie. Cut off the top of the stem end, then half the fruit lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out and discard seeds. For papaya slices, cut each half lengthwise, then peel each long slice, then cut into bite-size pieces.
  • To bring out more flavor, serve with either a squeeze of lime (or key lime) or ripe passion fruit pulp.

Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamins A and C.

How to Choose

  • Freckles and speckles are perfectly normal for this fruit. Green fruit will take up to 1 week to ripen; partially yellow fruit will ripen up quicker.

How to Store

  • Ripen at room temperature until at least 75 percent yellow. Refrigerate ripe fruit for up to 3 days.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Jamaica


Jamaican Papaya Smoothie Bowl

Jamaican Papaya Smoothie Bowl Ingredients 1 7-oz. container Greek style yogurt (such as Fage) 1 ripe Martha’s Best Jamaican papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks Pulp from 1 ripe passion fruit Honey and lime juice, to taste Optional toppings: … Continue reading

Tropical Sunset Smoothie

Tropical Sunset Smoothie Ingredients: 1 ripe Martha’s Best papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks 1 quart (4 cups) unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled Pulp from 3 ripe passion fruits 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup crushed ice Optional: pineapple slices and/or … Continue reading

Tropical Crepes

Tropical Crepes Ingredients: 3 cups prepared assorted tropical fruit (such as Martha’s Best papaya, kiwi berries, or guava) 2 tablespoons apricot or peach preserves 2 tablespoons orange brandy or almond liqueur 4-5 Frieda’s French Style Crêpes, at room temperature Toppings … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Meringues

Tropical Fruit Meringues Ingredients 2 Martha’s Best papayas, halved and seeded (about 2 cups) 1 cup tropical fruits of your choice such as peeled and seeded cherimoya, peeled and sliced gold kiwifruit, or peeled and chopped baby pineapple. 3 egg … Continue reading