- Green red papaya or yellow papaw is excellent as a meat tenderiser. Due
to its digestive enzyme that breaks down the meat and tenderises it.
- Green papaya or yellow papaw are often eaten as a vegetable in savoury
dishes like Asian salads .
- In the West Indies, young red papaya and yellow papaw leaves are also
cooked and eaten like spinach.
- If you come across red papaya or
yellow papaw leaves (important that they are chemical free) they can be used as a refreshing tea. Chop up
three leaves and cook in one litre of water. Simmer until the water is
reduced to half, strain and store in the refrigerator. For preventative measures it is
used much the same way that the Japanese drink green tea.
As the summer months fade away, taking their beautiful fresh sweet fruits with them, there is still hope! A sweet and summery fresh fruit is available all year: Australian Papaya! Before you rush out to pick up a delicious Papaya - there are a couple of things you should know about this special fruit... read more