The green papaya, despite not being native to Vietnam nor Thailand, is an important ingredient in the gastronomy of these countries. It is added raw to a salad called "Som tam" in Thailand. In Vietnam this dish it is known as "Goi Du".
Green papaya is native to tropical Central and South America. Despite these origins, its consumption is very common in many Asian countries.
27 calories per 100 grams. The fruit contains plenty of vitamins, plus beneficial enzymes and antioxidants. Green Papaya strengthens both the immune and digestive system, as well as protects against free radicals.