Solo papaya can be eaten by itself, although, can be pureed or baked as well. Mixed with lemon juice could result very refreshing. It has to be consumed within one or two days because loses its properties very quickly. Their seeds are edible. Crashed papaya seeds work well as a spicy seasoning, for instance as a substitute for black pepper.
In Altovalsol, a small town from Chile, is held the papaya carnival since 2010. In this festival there is no lack of music, dance and cuisine and of course that papaya is the protagonist.
Solo papaya originates from Southern of Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. Nowadays it is cultivated in tropical areas such as Florida, Hawaii, East Africa, South Africa, Ceylon, India, Canary Island, Malay Archipelago and Australia. It is also better known as the Hawaiian papaya.
39 calories in 100 grams. The nutrients in the papaya have been shown to be helpful in the prevention of colon cancer and cardiovascular health. It is low in calories and highly digestible.