In case you haven’t noticed it by now, we are crazy about papaya. Absolutely in love. If the orange-colored flesh (with cute detailing) is not tempting enough, the scent is to die for (we promise, it’s nothing like durian!). And ah, the taste. A soft butter-like consistency you just can’t get enough of.
Christopher Columbus must have been right when he called this the fruit of the angels because the taste is just…heavenly.
This also happens to be one of the most versatile fruits you can have at your disposal, presenting you with a wonderful set of ways to enjoy it: on its own, like a papaya popsicle, papaya smoothie, papaya sorbet, papaya boat, papaya bread, papaya soup, papaya dessert…the list is endless. Here are a few papaya ideas to try out.
But our love for papaya is beyond skin-deep.
This tropical fruit is crammed with nutritional benefits that can enhance the wellbeing of just about anyone – from babies, to women, to men, the elderly; everyone!
These benefits just go to show that nutritious food doesn’t have to be boring; it can taste great too!
At Herbal Papaya, we have been producing papaya products for quite a while now, so it is fair to say that we know a thing or two about the superfruit. What strikes you most about papaya is that virtually every part of the plant – fruit, seeds, peel, flower, leaf, stem, latex and root – are all considered to have nutritional benefits.
The fruit comes with the added bonus of being available virtually every month of the year, with early summer and fall being peak season in the United States. Despite the abundance, getting access to ripe, organic and chemical-free papaya fruit can be a challenge. Huge challenge.
Of course, you will rarely fail to find the papaya on the produce aisle of your grocer, but can you always trust it is organic and non-GMO? No – most papaya you find on supermarket shelves is GMO, although you won’t find this indicated anywhere. Plus, how many times have you gone to the market and found fresh papaya leaves on sale? Not unless you live near a local farmer, no you will not!
These were some of the driving factors behind our development of the Herbal Papaya line of products: to make organic papaya produce devoid of chemicals available to consumers whenever they want it. For obvious reasons, availing fresh and natural papaya products to consumers every day of the year can be daunting – they are nothing like picking up eggs each morning!
This is why we make our products available in such forms as seed powder, liquid leaf extract, fruit powder etc. etc.
Do not misinterpret this to mean our products are chemically processed for lengthier shelf life and what-not. No. We strive to have them in their most natural state, so you can always count on 100% natural offering for every single product in the Herbal Papaya stable.
We also understand that as much as papaya fruit can be delicious enough to chow down for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (when it is available), we are human and it is bound to get boring and bland at some point. But with the different products we offer, you can always count on harnessing the benefits of this superfruit (or super plant rather) without consuming an insane amount of it day-in-day-out.
What’s more, this is the only guaranteed way even for those who – for one reason or another – may not rank papaya among their favorite list of fruits to enjoy its innumerable benefits.
Lastly, we cannot forget to mention the incredible way papaya has enabled us to impact the world during the course of our development of these products.
We believe in fair trade practices and reward our entire supply chain accordingly. We care about our environment and always aim for sustainability, using recycled materials where available. We also believe in giving back to the community, that is why we plow back 10% of our profits into supporting girl child education in Africa.
And of course, being a producer of edible products, we go above and beyond to deliver the highest possible quality products to you, our customer. You can read more about Our Story here.
In this post, we share tips on how to eat papaya seeds while also shedding light onto the potential benefits you stand to reap from these bitter little guys.