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Papaya seeds

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Dave W

Papaya seeds

What to do with papaya seeds? well!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dave W

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Mini Oven

I take it you're not in a tropic zone? First dry them. Plant them in cups with dirt and later transfer them to taller/deeper containers. They love compost and come male and female. Keep several growing until they bloom, then you can eliminate most of the male plants. They don't like wet feet or too small of a pot, better if grown in the ground on an incline. Ripe fruit in about 13 months if all goes well. Very sensitive skin on stalks. Leaves can be used to tenderize steaks. Why?

Mini O

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Dave W

someone said you can use them in salads!!!!!!! how ? so I wondered if you could use them in bread!

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Dave W

ps were in the UK and its cold at the mo!

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Thegreenbaker

I didnt think they were for human consumption?

 

 

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Sean

Papaya Bruschetta from allrecipes.com

We've made this several times and it's yummy. It's not my recipe so I provided the source above. To stay on topic, I'm eating a whole wheat cinnamon roll baked this morning from Reinhart's whole wheat book.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 papaya
  • 5 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 French baguette, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Directions:
  1. Cut papaya in half and remove seeds. Reserve 2 tablespoons of seeds for the dressing. Peel and dice the papaya, and place in a medium bowl. Add tomatoes, red onion, red pepper and basil, and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the papaya seeds, sugar, wine vinegar, oil, mustard and green onions. Process until smooth and thick, and most of the seeds have broken up. Pour over the papaya mixture and stir to coat all of the ingredients. Serve with slices of baguette.
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Dave W

Sounds good, just off to the supermarket to buy another papaya and I supose i'll have to make a baguett, well it would be cheating to buy one!

Cheers

Dave W

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Eli

I also read they have a natural enzyme to whiten teeth. Quite a fruit.