Awhile back I write about trying 3 new fruits. Here’s what I learned about papaya.
I bought the papaya while it was still green. I had read up on papaya and knew that it needed to be a yellow-green color before I ate it, so I left it on the counter to ripen for a few days.
Then, I cut into it. It sort of felt like a very ripe honeydew melon; some resistance, but still very easy to cut.
The seeds looked like big caviar to me!
I cut it into strips, then into chunks, removing the seeds and the peel.
Then I tasted it…
I wasn’t impressed. In fact, it didn’t really even have a taste to me. Weirdly, it didn’t have a fragrance, either. Now I’m wondering if I didn’t let it get ripe enough, or if their flavor is affected by being picked green and shipped thousands of miles away.
Next up – the apricots!