The Golden Sunrise Papaya has a beautiful glowing orange to red flesh that is sweeter than most other papaya varieties. Sometimes it is called a "strawberry papaya." It tastes like a smooth combination of peach and melon. About the size of a large fist, with an attractive pear shape, the Golden Sunrise Papaya's skin turns from green to yellow when ripe. The hollow inner cavity is filled with black seeds.
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Wash, halve lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Then simply enjoy the sweet flesh with a spoon or peel and add to fruit salads, salsa and smoothies. The mild flavor of papaya is enhanced with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Papaya is rich in papain, a natural enzyme that helps the body digest protein and softens the skin.
How to Choose
Papayas should give slightly to pressure, but are not soft at the stem-end.
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.