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Feb 25, 2013 10:18 AM

Where to buy frozen papaya?

I'm looking for frozen papaya (for smoothies and other beverages). I went to my local Super 88, but no luck.

Anyone have a source?


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  1. Casa Lucas on 24th Street in SF has lots of frozen fruits. I don't think frozen papaya is as common as other fruits, but they might have it. You could give them a call and ask: (415) 826-4334

    Where are looking for this, though? You didn't mention a location in your post.

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    1. re: Dave MP

      I live in Menlo Park, but I come up to SF sometimes, and venture down to SJ less often. East Bay is like a 2x a year trip, *unless* there is frozen papaya. In which case, I'd make the effort. :)

      I just called Casa Lucas, they don't stock it. Boo.

      Other suggestions?

    2. It's easy to prep, and freeze from fresh. I'll buy large Mexican papayas, peel, and chunk for juicing.

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      1. re: letsindulge

        Any tips to keep them from sticking together / developing freezer burn?

        1. re: codemonkey

          Hi codemonkey,

          That's a great question about how to best freeze papaya....if you don't mind, I'd suggest re-posting it in the Home Cooking category, where you'll be asking hounds from all over the world (not just the Bay Area). You can navigate here, and ask your question:

          Because this discussion is in the San Francisco category, let's keep things here focused on where to find papaya in the Bay Area.