When is a papaya ready to eat?

Preparation tips.

Preparing a papaya is a simple process. Follow these easy steps and photographs and master your prep skills.
  • Cut off the ends
  • Peel using a peeler or sharp knife
  • Cut lengthwise in half
  • Scoop out the seeds
  • For slices, cut lengthwise
  • For cubes, slice lengthwise and across into desired size

Don’t throw away the seeds!

The black and shiny seeds of a papaya can be used in various ways. These seeds, almost resembling pepper corns, has a peppery taste. When dried, they can be used as a pepper substitute or seasoning. These seeds can also be used in a tasty and summery salad dressing with just a few ingredients. Have a look at the Papaya Seed Salad Dressing recipe. Or try a Papaya Seed Crusted Steak on the braai with a refreshing papaya salsa. Watch the video below.