She is vibrantly bright with a bold tropical flavor that will have you dreaming of your next warm and sunny beach vacation.
Also known as: Papaw, fruta bomba
Likes: Warm and tropical locales
Dislikes: Soggy roots and the cold – definitely unacceptable!
Hobbies: Pairing with savory friends to make taste buds dance
Find her: Adorning fruit salads, flavoring and tenderizing meats, adding a taste of the sunny tropics to smoothies
She is vibrantly bright with a bold tropical flavor that will have you dreaming of your next warm and sunny beach vacation. Papaya has been tangoing with taste buds for as long as anyone can remember in places like Mexico and Central America—and for very good reason. Not only is she a first choice when adding flavor to everything under the bright, tropical sun, but she’s also a natural at tenderizing meats and is a top pick for nutrition. So get working on some healthy Papaya recipes to take advantage of these health benefits:
- Beach-ready skin – Papaya is the first to say that your skin can speak volumes about your diet. With a bounty of skin-friendly vitamins A and C, Papaya is sure your skin will be healthy, beautiful, and positively glowing for the beach or the next backyard barbecue.
- Healthy heart – What good is that beautiful skin if you can’t enjoy it for years and years to come? Papaya is a tasty way to get vital potassium in your diet to help regulate blood pressure. So, enjoy some Papaya, take a deep breath, and relax.
- Strong eyesight – The same vitamins A and C that help smooth and repair your skin from the inside out are also key nutrients for healthy eyes. Studies over the years have shown that these vitamins can help prevent macular degeneration and improve night vision—perfect for enjoying the sights among Papaya’s favorite tropical locales or watching the kids’ baseball game.
Did Papaya mention how absolutely fabulous she is in everything from smoothies to salsas? Her health benefits are simply a sweet bonus. To make the most of this tropical beauty while she’s in season, learn how to prepare Papaya or try some of these Papaya recipes.