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Papaya Formosa

The papaya is a tropical fruit that can be found in South America, Asia, and Central and South Africa. The fruit grows directly on the tree’s trunk. The trees bear fruit year-round. A ripe papaya has orange flesh and seeds which are not consumed. The flesh has a subtle, melon-like flavour.

Papaya Formosa is one of the largest papaya varieties. Papaya Formosa has a green-yellow skin and orange, sweet soft flesh. Yex actively supports this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with special offers and promotional activities.

Our Papayas go under our brand Discovered.

Passport Papaya Formosa

Name Papaya
Variety Formosa
Family Caricaceae
Origin South America
Source Brasil
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Discovered or supplier's brand

Storage advice Papaya Formosa

In the store
Before selling, preferably store the papayas in a cool, dry place at 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.

At home
Within the home, we recommend storing the papaya in a dark place outside the refrigerator.

Usage tips Papaya Formosa

Slice the papaya like a melon; cut the fruit in half length-wise and remove the black seeds. Cut the papaya into slices and remove the skin. The flesh is delicious as is, but is also very tasty in a fruit salad.

Extra fact for the consumer
Papaya contains a protein-degrading enzyme (cysteine protease) called papain, which makes the flesh softer. This is why papaya is often eaten with various meat dishes. The papain also makes the papaya easily digestible.

Ripeness / Freshness Papaya Formosa

A ripe papaya is yellow and should hold a slight imprint when you press on it with the palm of your hand.

Calendar Papaya Formosa

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Growing areas Papaya Formosa

Papaya growers

The papaya originated in South America. Our Formosa papaya comes from Brazil.

Discovered Papaya

Papaya goes under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour – and the standard table of nutritional values – but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.