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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #23 -- Papayas in March
March 26, 2006

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Kindy's Musings....

Spring is in the air, maybe your family is getting in the mood to get your fingers in the dirt.

Try planting some edible herbs. Pick a pretty pot, soil and a few small plants of any herb you like.

Park the pots on a sunny windowsill.....and enjoy the fruits of your labor sooner than you think!

Try the easy recipe below:



Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

1 large papaya

1 TBSP lime juice

1/2 small jalapeno pepper

1 TBSP minced fresh coriander

1/4 cup diced red onion

1/3 cup diced yellow or red pepper

Dice papaya and mince jalapeno. Combine and toss with the other ingredients.

This will go well with grilled or broiled meats, fish or chicken.



Papayas need careful treatment and can only grow in very precise conditions.

They need warmth and lots of sunshine, even where some other plants may not grow well.

The insides of a papaya have a cavity of clusters of black seeds each about the size of a small pea. The seeds are edible with the taste somewhat like black pepper.

There are two types of papayas, Hawaiian and Mexican. Other names for papaya are papaw, mamao or tree melon. Originally from southern Mexico and Central America, they are found now in every tropical and subtropical country.

They are generally pear-shaped and can range from 1-10 lbs. The fruit varies in flavor, but is somewhat like a cantaloupe, sweetish and juicy. The colors of the fruit can be yellow, orange or pink to red.

They are a very good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene and have very little sodium or fat. Interestingly, the fruit contains the enzyme papain which is used as a meat tenderizer.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

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Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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