How to Select a Ripe Papaya

Do any other mamas stand in the store inspecting every piece of fruit and still not know which one to bring home? I do! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Some fruits are easy, other fruits are a little more difficult.

πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Helpful hints for ripe papayas:

🟠 Yellow and speckles of green outside
🟠 Soft, but not mushy exterior
🟠 If green and hard, wrap in a paper towel for a few days until ripe as indicated above.

πŸ™ŒπŸΌ That is really all!!
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ See photo for example for ripe papaya 

βœ… Eat what you can, freeze extra for smoothies.

βœ… Papayas contain high levels of antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

βœ… They also are a high fiber food and contain folic acid.

βœ… Health benefits include possible heart disease reduction, lowering cholesterol, aids in digestion and fighting inflammation with the help of two enzymes.

βœ… Papayas may also help acute pain, for example, bruises or burns, and can help with chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis and asthma.

Nutrition source: WebMD

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