Native to tropical America, papayas are a large fruit also known as paw-paws. They have vibrant pinky-orange flesh and a sweet, juicy flavour similar to peach. Though their grey shiny seeds are edible, they tend to be discarded. The best papayas are yellow fruit with uniform colour and a pleasant scent. Papayas are available all year round. Papaya is native to the tropics of the Americas, and was cultivated in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classic cultures.To prepare it, cut in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds. The ripe fruit is usually eaten raw, without the skin or seeds. The unripe green fruit of papaya can be eaten cooked, usually in curries, salads and stews.

nutritional info

They are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A, both important for skin health, and both antioxidants, helping to slow the aging process. Since they contain the enzyme papain, which digests protein; like bromelain in pineapple, papain is anti-inflammatory, and promotes good digestion.

storing Papaya

Ripen at room temperature, then eat immediately.


We source from South-West markets, and we ensure they arrive to the UK via land freight.