A papaya is the fruit of a melon tree and is therefore also called tree melon. As its nickname suggests, it tastes a bit like melon. The pulp is orange and inside there are black inedible, round seeds.
This fruit is native to Mexico. Bud Holland imports so-called ‘Golden’ papayas from Brazil. Currently, the largest production takes place there; it has the perfect climate to grow beautiful papayas. These papayas are naturally ripened and then harvested and brought to the Netherlands by air. As a result, they are bursting with nutrients and flavor and the quality is guaranteed at the same time.
How to store
Ripe papayas can be stored in a cool place for several days, but should not be kept in the refrigerator. Unripe fruits can ripen at room temperature.
How to eat
You can of course just peel, dice and eat papayas. But what is also fun is to make papaya yachts! Cut the papayas in half and remove the seeds. Now fill the space with whatever you like. Yogurt, quark, ice cream… And then decorate with toppings such as fruit, cereals, nuts or seeds. The possibilities are endless!