In my backyard, there are 2 papaya trees which were accidentally
planted by my mother-in-law.
You see, she threw away the papaya seeds into the backyard garden
and who knows, out grew 2 papaya seedlings which grew into tall
thin stems ( trunks ) under her care.
Believe it or not, she water the papaya trees with fish intestines water
and chicken skins, fats water which I found disgusting but this water
are the NUTRITIOUS for plants.
This is called natural fertilizer which you can create from the waste
of the ingredients used.
After she had cleaned the fish, soak the fish intestines, gills, into a
basin of tap water.
Remove the waste from the blood soak water and sprinkle it onto the
papaya soil, not the leaves.
We were put off by the foul stench of the fish water which is
considered as fertilizer for gardening purpose.
Fish water consists of fish emulsions, proteins and zinc which
benefits papaya plants and other vegetables by enriching the soil.
- Fully grown papayas are approximately the size of jack fruits.
- It has smooth curvy skin
- Mostly yellow and light orange in color , with a little green
at the bottom part
- Falls off from the papaya tree easily once it is ripen.
- When the papaya is almost ripe, use a bamboo stick with a
net to yield the papaya.
- If you wish to ripen the green papayas, cover them with old
newspaper or magazines
- If you wanted to prevent the papayas from pests
( black crows, ants, sparrows) , hover the stems to the bottom of the papayas with dark color plastic bags or nets.
- Do not slip in the whole papaya into plastic bag because it
will create vapor drops, cause blemish .
- Freshly picked papayas should be consumed in 2 days
Unripe papayas salad
Light or dark green papayas are not ripe yet but my mom
in-law likes to make them into papaya pickles,
mixed with white vinegar and sugar ( a light salad) that taste sweet
and sour. A great dish for salads after a hearty meal.
Chilled papaya dessert
This is the easiest dessert I had ever prepared as I need not bake
or go through any kitchen havoc.
It is best served with ice cubes or chilled.
You can even add in vanilla ice-creams which will make this
papaya dessert even heavenly.
Papaya Coconut Jelly With Soya Bean Milk Recipe:
- 1 large papaya, peeled, remove seeds and white inner flesh
that taste bitter
- 1 can of coconut jelly cubes ( you can buy at hypermarket,
canned food department)
- 250ml soya bean milk ( low fat, low cholesterol, non sugar)
1. Cut papaya into cubes
2. Add in papaya and coconut jellies into a salad bowl.
3. Pour in cold soya bean milk over them and stir well.
4. Add in some ice cubes, approximately 8 cubes.
5. Mix the ingredients well.
6. Serve individual small bowl with ice-cream if desire.
7. Yield: 4-6 persons
Do you like papayas?
Do you eat papayas as it is ( as cut out fruits )?
Do share with me your opinion. I would love to hear from you.
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