Papaya anyone?

@allknowing (54522)
India
February 21, 2016 4:35am CST
I had plucked this papaya when it was still green just to keep it away from prying birds.There was just one on this tree. It took about 7 days for it to get ripe and now it is ready and waiting. Do you have papayas growing in your country? They are packed with goodness.
14 people like this
17 responses
@nomus24g (14147)
• India
21 Feb 16
Ohh yes...Papayas come with great benefits, when ripe - we use it in fruit salad & when green we often cook a dish with poppy seed pastes & potatoes :)
2 people like this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
We too have many uses for papayas
1 person likes this
@Morleyhunt (14233)
• Canada
21 Feb 16
I don't think I have ever had fresh papaya. I have had dried papaya and thought it was delicious.
2 people like this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
This one of my favourite fruits.
1 person likes this
@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
21 Feb 16
This is a fruit that I really don't like. There's something about 'sicky' about the taste.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
I just love it.
@cacay1 (29582)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Feb 16
@boingboing, When I was a teenager, I never ate this fruit.This time, I realized and learned its benefits, so numerous.It reduces blood pressure.
@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
21 Feb 16
@cacay1 There are many great healthy fruits. I'll stick to the ones that don't taste like vomit.
1 person likes this
@Daljinder (19239)
• India
23 Feb 16
Papayas are good for elders and patients who are under treatment... My grandfather loves it...
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
23 Feb 16
Does that mean you do not eat it?
1 person likes this
@Daljinder (19239)
• India
23 Feb 16
@allknowing I do but not very often. lol I didn't mean to say that only old persons eat it. I just highlighting the health benefits for them Guess it came out as that..eh??
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
23 Feb 16
@Daljinder Papaya can be eaten by everyone first as a fruit and then for health which is good for all ages.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (72479)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
Yes, we have papayas here also . Some are like that and they have orange yellowish flesh when riped . And there is also the other one that is more delicious and so sweet , the one when ripe has a flesh colored a bit reddish .
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
22 Feb 16
We have both varieties.I love papayas. They do not have any obnoxious smell as some have said.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (72479)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
@allknowing Yes , i love it so much too . I can actually eat half of a big papaya . My husband though don't like it .
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
22 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD Good for you. You can have the other half later
1 person likes this
@mammots (3299)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
Papaya is not one of my favorite fruits. But there is one variety of papaya the Red Lady variety which i like because of its sweetness and juiciness. I like to eat this variety compared to our native papaya which has a strong distinctive "aroma".
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
22 Feb 16
That must be what some users here are talking about. We do not have any papayas with strong smell
1 person likes this
@mammots (3299)
• Philippines
22 Feb 16
@allknowing Our native papaya looks like your papaya in the picture only its color greenish yellow when ripe and taste very sweet but it has a very strong odor which i dont like at all. I like to eat the Red Lady variety. Do you have this variety (Red Lady) in India?
@silvermist (14185)
• India
21 Feb 16
@allknowing Papyas happen to be one of my favorite fruits.Of course,Mango comes first.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
Same here. Mangoes come first
1 person likes this
@silvermist (14185)
• India
21 Feb 16
@allknowing Happy to know mangoes are first for you too.
1 person likes this
• Dibrugarh, India
21 Feb 16
Yes, I can say that here in every ones home in our neighborhood have Papaya tree, at-least one, But I don't Like Papaya mainly when it is raining.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
That is the problem. When there is plenty it loses its value
1 person likes this
• Dibrugarh, India
21 Feb 16
@allknowing I don't like to use it as a fruit not at all, But sometimes I like to use it as a vegetable.
1 person likes this
@Blondie2222 (15536)
• United States
25 Feb 16
Nope I'm not a fan of it but it looks yummy
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
26 Feb 16
I was not a fan of tomatoes but I started eating them just because they were supposed to be good for health and now I simply love them.
@rashkhan (143)
• Delhi, India
22 Feb 16
I love papayas....It one of my favourite fruits.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
22 Feb 16
I love it. I have many papaya trees and soon I will have a bumper of them
@just4him (76140)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb 16
No papayas here. I didn't know they got so huge.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
22 Feb 16
Since there was just one on the tree it grew to this size. But some varieties do grow big.
1 person likes this
@youless (83750)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Feb 16
Papayas are very common fruit here. Usually we will make it as the dessert or soup. I am not very keen on this fruit since sometimes I will mind its special smell.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
It is common here as well but this fruit is getting a lot of attention because of its health properties.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
21 Feb 16
Yes and I love it too. When green we can use it with our chicken and cook with ginger and soup.
1 person likes this
@allknowing (54522)
• India
21 Feb 16
We too use the green papaya in curries
1 person likes this
@DianneN (50003)
• United States
22 Feb 16
They sell them when in season, but they are imported. I love them!
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (65442)
• United States
21 Feb 16
I have had papaya in fruit salads and I really do enjoy the taste of the papaya.
1 person likes this
@marlina (55400)
• Canada
21 Feb 16
NO, we don't have this fruit papaya growing here in our country. Not warm enough.
1 person likes this
@cacay1 (29582)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Feb 16
Yes we have this fruit in Philippines. In our yard, we planted two and they are still growing.
1 person likes this