Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fruits of the Week

In the midst of a busy few weeks, I failed to share our fruit of the week...opps...today I'll catch you up!

Papaya.

We first tried papaya a few weeks ago, however, lately we've been enjoying it on salads and sandwiches at a new breakfast place.

The papaya is a medium sized orange fruit. It has an outer skin similar to that of an apple, however, as it ripens, it leaks juices from the fruit that begin to crystallize on the skin.

Begin by cutting the fruit in half down the center.

The inside is hallow but filled with little black seedpods...these remind me of the tapioca bubbles found in bubble tea. The seeds of the papaya are in fact edible, however they have an almost spicy taste to them.

The seeds are scooped out and thrown away, along with the soft, almost like the inside of a pumpkin, wet and kind of stringy.

Then using a spoon, scoop out the fruit and enjoy.

The flavor of the papaya is a pleasant mix of melon, mango, coconut, and banana. It's a soft fruit that almost melts in your mouth.

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