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Papaya green flesh has a foamy texture and a mild, almost tasteless flavor. Green papaya with salt and sugar is a preparation you might also use for daikon or carrots, the papaya flesh becomes sweet and crispy, with a mild, cucumber-like flavor.
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The Green papaya fruit weighs an average of one to two pounds. It is pear-shaped with a true green peel and a pale translucent yellow-green flesh that bears a pocket of seeds in its central core. The flesh and the seeds are the edible part of the fruit. The flesh is similar in texture and consistency to that of a mango. It is semi-firm and succulent, easily pierced when ripe. The flesh's flavor is lean and subtly sweet. Its seeds are tart and peppery. They can be ground and used as a pepper substitute.
Green papaya are available year-round.
The Green papaya tree is a short-lived and fast growing woody herb. It grows to about 12 feet in height. The Green papaya is one of two types of papaya. It is also classified as the Mexican papaya, signaling its origins. The other papaya is Hawaiian and is more common because it is sweeter and easier to harvest. There are actually several different cultivars of green papaya, including hybrids, so there are variations in size, weight and flesh color. The largest Green papaya recorded weighed fifteen pounds.
Papaya is known as the "power fruit" as it is used as a universal remedy for many health disorders and diseases. It contains beneficial enzymes and has a high antioxidant content. It strengthens the immune system, helps the digestive system and protects against free radicals.