How to Prepare Papaya

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The papaya is native to the Western Hemisphere, most likely the Caribbean, but early in its history, it spread to other subtropical areas.

The fruits, which are shaped like elongated melons or pears, vary in size from about 1/2 pound to 15 pounds.
  1. Slice papaya lengthwise in half on cutting board. With large spoon, scoop out seeds; discard.

  2. Remove peel from papaya using vegetable peeler or paring knife.

    Peel the papaya using a vegetable peeler or paring knife.
    Peel the papaya using a vegetable
    peeler or paring knife.

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