Papaya Formosa (1 Crate 4 Fruits)
Papaya formosa is a variety of papaya native to Mexico and Central America. It is known for being one of the largest varieties of papaya, with fruits that can reach up to 20 kg in weight.
A fun fact about the papaya formosa is that it was developed to be resistant to pests and diseases , making it one of the easiest varieties to grow.
Formosa papaya is available all year round, however its harvest season is from July to December.
Properties and benefits of Papaya Formosa
Papaya formosa is a source of nutrients, it is rich in vitamin C , vitamin A , potassium , magnesium and fibre . It also contains an enzyme called papain , which helps break down proteins and improve digestion. Papaya formosa is also a good source of antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Papaya formosa is also used in traditional medicine to treat several conditions such as peptic ulcer, arthritis and inflammation of the colon . Furthermore, some studies have shown that compounds present in papaya formosa may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.
How is Papaya formosa eaten and used in cooking?
Formosa papaya can be used in many different culinary preparations. The ripe yellow pulp has a sweet and delicate flavor, and can be used to prepare desserts, jams, juices and smoothies . The pulp of the formosa papaya can also be used to prepare meat-like dishes, such as tacos, curries, stews, salads and soups.
It can also be used for the preparation of sauces, condiments and marinades for meat or fish. Formosa papaya can also be used for the preparation of typical dishes of Mexican and Central American cuisine.
It is also used to prepare fish-based dishes , being an excellent source of enzymes that help digest fish.