Papaya is smooth skinned. The fruit usually contains many seeds surrounded by a smooth yellow to orange-red flesh that is sweet in good varieties. Papaya is famous for its luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics and can be eaten as a fruit in the raw form, a smoothie, a milkshake, or as a vegetable in various recipes.
- eat as a fresh fruit
- Pureed or juiced papaya may be used as a meat tenderizer
- Made into juice or smoothie
- Added into savoury or dessert soup