Papaya is a tropical fruit with thick, sweet taste.
Choose a papaya that are bright yellow with smooth skin. This means they are fully ripe. They should also be firm and heavy for their size. Ripe papayas should have a slight give. You can put the fruit in a bag and place in the fridge for up to a week.
Papayas need to be peeled. The seeds should also be taken out. You can eat it fresh from the hand. Papayas also add a cream texture to smoothies. Papayas can be stewed with meat in order to tenderize it.