Please help me eat papaya
I want to eat papaya for the health benefits. I bought one yesterday. The big kind, like eggplant size. I'm pretty sure it was ripe as it was soft to the touch, yellow with brown spots, looked like it was starting to rot a bit in places. I cut it up this morning and I really didn't like the taste. I read about the odd smell but I don't think I smelled much. It was not sweet, kind of bland with an off taste. I know I'll not be able to eat it as is.
I made a smoothie with blueberries and raspberries and a little milk. I could drink it okay but I'm going to need other suggestions as I won't want that every day. Any suggestions that might be tastier? I'm starting to think that maybe it would pair well with other tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. I still think I'm going to have to go with juicing unless somebody has a better idea.
are you a man or woman?
sorry-I don't know. yes there's a reason I'm asking.
first buy another and have a produce person pick it out for you.
eat it with other tropical flavors. the texture DOES throw many off and the flavor IS perfume-y. two common complaints.
I love the stuff but also love mango pineapple guava and passion fruit. they're very good for me.....
however our DD doesn't eat mango or papaya-she breaks out so......
agree with squeezing lime. also, i realized that most papaya is imported and tastes bad. I also just read that a lot of regular papaya is GMO so if you find organic then go for it if you're concerned about GMO's. i never liked papaya until i took a trip to mexico and realized it can be good but it has to be fresh for me. Just hold your nose and eat. good luck.