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A torpedo, oval, or pear shaped fruit. The fruit bears on a large leafed tree up to 10m tall. When green, it is cooked as if a vegetable. The flesh contains an enzyme named papain that serves as an effective meat tenderiser. When ripe it is yellowish-orange in colour. The flesh is bright orange, soft, and sweet. The insides are hollow containing a lots of seeds with each seed contained in a small liquid filled sac. The seeds and the fluid surrounding them have a bitter taste.
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Grenada
Grenada
Cathy
9 years ago

I tried making jam with this fruit but it ended up like syrup for pancakes....it still tasted good though

Grenada
Grenada
ROHAN
8 years ago

sweet papaya

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Tanya
8 years ago

Love it just as fruit.

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Terique
7 years ago

I love this fruit!

Martinique
Martinique
French Guiana
7 years ago

Sweet papay