Papaya (red, yellow)
“Fruit of the angels.” – Christopher Columbus
While mostly referred to as a tree, the Papaya plant is essentially a giant herb. Originally considered an exotic fruit that only grew in Mexico and Central America, the Papaya is now cultivated in many parts of the world. Papaya is ranked fourth in total tropical fruit production. The flavor of the Papaya compares to that of a melon, but with a softer texture and a milder flavor.
Did you know?
- The Papaya enzyme, “papain”, is an ingredient that is used in many varieties of meat tenderizers.
- The seeds of the Papaya are sometimes used as a substitute for black pepper, due to their spicy flavor.
- The bark of the Papaya tree is often recycled to produce rope.
- June is National Papaya Month!
Types Offered by Ecore:
- Red Papaya
- Yellow Papaya
We can source Papaya in the following formats:
- Puree Concentrates