TTR – Papaya

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Tips, Tricks and a Recipe

By Leanne Ely C.N.C.

Today’s focus is on Papaya

Papayas are juicy, mild and sweet, and taste very much like a musky cantaloupe. They are high in vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Great sources of fiber, vitamin A and E as well as carotenoids, lutein and lycopene which are great for good eye health, some people consider papaya to be superior in nutrition and is often listed as a digestion aid and so called “super food”.

You know this fruit is ripe when the outside turns a golden yellow. To store papayas place in a brown paper bag at room temperature but to let them ripen you should store out in the open, such as in a fruit bowl on the table. Move to refrigerator once ripe and eat within a week.

Here’s Today’s TRICK:

Use the small, round black peppery seeds inside the center of the fruit as a pepper substitute in a variety of dishes including salad.

Here’s a TIP:

Papaya has 4 times more vitamin E than either apples or oranges!

And your RECIPE:

Easy Papaya Cream Dessert

Papaya Cream:

2 scoops homemade vanilla ice cream
1/2 papaya, mashed

Blend together and refreeze.

Papaya Topping:

1/2 papaya, mashed
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Puree the papaya and combine with ingredients.

Scoop ice cream mix in 4 dessert glasses, top with puree, add a dollop of whipped cream if desired. If you have extra papaya add a slice for garnish.

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