Inventory, 35 lbs : 1.92
This item was last sold on : 04/24/17
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.
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.
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.
Green papaya are most often used in savory dishes, as they have little of the tropical sweetness associated with ripe Hawaiian or Mexican papaya. Grated into salads it has a crunchy, cucumber-like texture and mild flavor. To prepare, cut in half; remove seeds. Remove skin with a vegetable peeler or paring knife. To store, chill only when ripe. Serve within a day or two or its fragile flavor will be lost.
Though Green papaya is not a native fruit to these countries, it is most commonly used in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.
The Green papaya is native to tropical Southern and Central America. It grows wild and can be easily cultivated by seed. It prefers heat and sunshine within a temperate tropical to semi-tropical climate. The trees are not very wind tolerant, nor do they prefer cold or excessive rainfall. Cultivation for home fruit production is common as growing conditions can be controlled.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Under Belly-Uptown||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Miguel's 4S Ranch||San Diego CA||858-924-9200|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|The Corner Drafthouse||San Diego CA||619-255-2631|
|Lucky Bolt||Mira Mesa CA||917-969-9500|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Kindred||San Diego CA||858-342-3609|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Sur La Table-La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-228-1116|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Ballast Point Brewing - Temecula||Temecula CA||619-295-3173|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|Barbusa||San Diego CA||619-297-6333|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Fireside by The Patio||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Grass Skirt||San Diego CA||858-412-5237|
|Miss B's Coconut Club||San Diego CA||858-381-0855|
|BLVD. Noodles||La Mesa CA||619-741-8577|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Miguel's Cocina Coronado||Coronado CA||619-437-4237|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Marriott Marquis North Tower||San Diego CA||619-234-1500|
|Fish Pit||San Diego CA||619-546-9369|
|Tasting Room Del Mar||Del Mar CA||562-756-1170|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Bistro 65||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Trade Winds Tavern||San Diego CA||619-495-1120|
|Cardiff Seaside Market||Cardiff CA||760-753-5445|
|Pendry SD (Provisional)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern and Grill||Vista CA||760-509-4424|
Recipes that include Green Papaya. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Wok with Ray||Chicken Tinola with Green Papaya|
|Passionate Eater||Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad (Goi Du Du)|
|Tasty Kitchen||Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp and Pork|
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