Native to tropical America, papayas are a large fruit also known as paw-paws. They have vibrant pinky-orange flesh and a sweet, juicy flavour similar to peach. Though their grey shiny seeds are edible, they tend to be discarded.
How to Select
Choose yellow fruit with uniform color and a pleasant scent. Reject any fruit with shriveled or damaged skin.
How to Store
Ripen at room temperature, then eat immediately.
How to Prepare
Cut in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds.