"The prices of papayas are a lot higher than a few years ago, according to Stefan Warbout of Bud Holland. "This is mainly due to the high air freight costs of recent times, which make the product a lot more expensive. Fortunately, we see that the demand does not decrease due to the higher prices, it remains the same or even increases slightly." Bud imports both the Golden papayas and Formosa papayas from Brazil and the so-called 'cooking papaya' from Thailand. This green, unripe papaya is not used as a fruit, but rather as a vegetable in Thai salads, such as Som Tum.