Recently I made delicious desserts with avocado and mango. So now it is time for the papaya to star in an easy and surprising recipe that will delight your guests. This papaya coconut parfait is so easy to make and so delicious. it cannot go wrong and it cannot cause stress.
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Papaya is a fruit that originates form Mexico and South America. I remember being on Holiday in Colombia many years ago. Our guide kept on saying “no dar papaya“. This means: “Don’t put yourself in a position where someone can take advantage of you. For example don’t leave your wallet or backpack out of sight. It will be taken. By the way, I never felt as safe in a country as in Colombia at that time. The inhabitants clearly wanted to prove that tourists are welcome and safe!
Back to our papaya fruit. It has a bit of the orange color of many melons. And indeed, it also tastes a bit like melon. When ripe, the flesh is sweet and juicy and similar in taste to other melons.
Did you know that papaya can also be used as a meat tenderizer? It contains a chemical called papain. This breaks down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Papaya is not just exotic and tasty, but also extremely healthy. The possible health benefits of papaya range form reducing the risks for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and reduction of blood pressure. Amongst many others. Read more about that in MedicalNewsToday.
More interesting recipes with papaya
I love papaya as a fruit for breakfast. With pancakes. It also remembers me of the breakfasts we often had on our trip to Colombia. Please find here a selection of interesing recipe round-ups using papaya:
- Martha’s best papaya recipes
- 11 best papaya recipes
- 24 brilliant papaya recipes that will satisfy every craving
- 10 easy papaya desserts from insanely good
Exotic fruits are always sweet and juicy. So you cannot do anything wrong in serving them for your family and friends. And yourself of course. Here is some more exotic inspiration on surprising.recipes:
- exotic coconut rice with mango.
- mango coconut milk mousse.
- filled persimmon
- mango lassi with saffron and cardamom
- avocado kiwi cocoa smoothie
- persimmon smoothie
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.