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Antigua & Barbuda
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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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Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Ts
6 years ago

paw paw

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
GG
2 years ago

When are they ready to pick? What colour/size should they be?

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linette
2 years ago

a lot of them are yellow/orange on the outside when they're ready to eat. they will get softer after you pick them, but they don't usually get any sweeter or better tasting.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Tes
last year

Puh poy or pop poy is how we call it in vincy